A cron job is an automated task, that performs a certain action - typically running some script in the web hosting account. The task is scheduled, which means that it will run on a regular basis - hourly, daily, weekly etc. There are lots of reasons to make use of a cron job for your sites. For example, you can get regular reports how many visitors have signed up on your site, a temp folder can be emptied automatically each week or a backup of the content can be created in a standalone folder in your web hosting account. Making use of cron jobs can help you with the management of your sites as you're able to get several things done automatically and have reports for them, instead of investing time and efforts to complete them yourself.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Website Hosting

Our user-friendly Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will allow you to set up cron jobs without any difficulty. In case you don't have previous knowledge of these kinds of things, you will find an incredibly user-friendly interface where you could plan the execution of your cron, selecting one or several time options - months, days, hours, minutes, or particular days of the week. The sole thing that you will have to type in manually is the actual command to be executed, which includes the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts and also the path to the particular file that is to be executed. More experienced users can also take advantage of the Advanced mode of our tool and type in by hand the execution period using numbers and asterisks. If you need additional crons than your cloud website hosting package enables you to have, you're able to upgrade this characteristic in batches of five with only a couple of clicks.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

Installing a cron job in our system is very simple. Once you sign in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all the semi-dedicated server accounts, you're able to go to the Cron Jobs section where you just have to choose the directory path to the script file to be executed along with the command path for the specific language the script was written in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You are able to find the aforementioned in the Control Panel, so you can copy/paste it with a few clicks. After that, choose the time period for your cron via drop-down navigation for the months, days, hours or minutes and you will be all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the process really easy and intuitive, so you will not have any problems if you do not have prior experience. When you are more tech-savvy, you may also take advantage of the conventional cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on a single line.