A cron job is an automatic task, which executes a particular action - usually running a script in a hosting account. The task is pre-set, which means that it will run on a regular basis - weekly, daily, hourly and so on. There are lots of reasons to use a cron job for your websites. For example, you can get day-to-day reports how many visitors have signed up on your website, some temp folder can be emptied automatically every week or a backup of the content may be made in a different folder within your website hosting account. Using cron jobs will help you with the management of your sites because it is possible to get lots of things executed automatically and get reports for them, as an alternative to spending precious time and efforts to do them manually.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting

The intuitive Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will allow you to create cron jobs effortlessly. In case you don't have prior knowledge about these types of matters, you will find an incredibly easy-to-use interface where you can plan the execution of the cron, choosing one or more time options - minutes, hours, days, months, or certain days of the week. The single thing that you have to fill in yourself is the actual task to be executed, which includes the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts as well as the path to the actual file that will be executed. More skillful customers may also take advantage of the Advanced mode of our tool and type in by hand the execution time period using numbers and asterisks. If you'd like additional crons than your cloud hosting package lets you have, you are able to upgrade this characteristic in increments of five with a couple of mouse clicks.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

Setting up a cron job in our system is very easy. Once you log in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all semi-dedicated server accounts, you will be able to go to the Cron Jobs section where you only have to select the directory path to the script file to be run as well as the command path for the particular language the script was written in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You're able to find the aforementioned in the Control Panel, thus you can copy and paste it with a couple of clicks. Next, select the time period for your cron using drop-down menus for the minutes, hours, days or months and you're all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the process really easy and intuitive, so you won't have any problems if you do not have prior experience. When you are more experienced, you may also use the common cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on one line.