A cron job is an automatic task, which performs a certain action - generally executing a script inside a web hosting account. The task is pre-set, therefore it will run regularly - hourly, daily, weekly etc. There are various good reasons to use a cron job for your sites. As an example, you can get day-to-day reports how many website visitors have signed up on your site, some temp folder can be emptied automatically weekly or a backup of the content may be generated in a different folder in your web hosting account. Making use of cron jobs can help you with the management of your websites because you are able to get many things carried out automatically and get reports about them, in lieu of spending valuable time and efforts to do them yourself.

Cron Jobs in Hosting

The easy to use Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will help you to set up cron jobs with no trouble. In case you don't have previous experience with such things, you will find an incredibly easy-to-use interface where you could schedule the execution of your cron, selecting one or several time possibilities - months, days, hours, minutes, or particular days of the week. The thing you will have to fill yourself is the actual command to be run, which consists of the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts and the path to the actual file that will be executed. More experienced customers may also take advantage of the Advanced mode of our tool and type in by hand the execution period with numbers and asterisks. If you want more crons than your hosting plan enables you to have, you'll be able to upgrade this characteristic in batches of five with a couple of mouse clicks.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you want to use cron jobs for any of your sites and you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, it won't take you more than a few clicks in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel to do this. Installing a new cron job is really easy and you can add one from the Advanced part of Hepsia where you will find a box to type in two different things - the path to the programming language system files which you can find in the Server Information section (PHP, Python, Perl) and the path to the script that you'd like the cron job to execute. The final step is to choose how often the cron will run and we've got a rather intuitive interface for that, therefore by using drop-down navigation you'll be able to choose the interval in days, hours or minutes. If you are more tech-savvy or used to the standard, though more sophisticated way to set a cron interval through digits and asterisks, you can use this method as well.