A cron job is an automatic task, which executes a certain action - generally executing a script in a web hosting account. The task is planned, so that it will run on a regular basis - hourly, daily, weekly and so on. There are many reasons to use a cron job for your websites. As an example, you can get day-to-day reports how many site visitors have registered on your site, a temporary folder can be emptied automatically weekly or a backup copy of the content can be made in a different folder within your hosting account. Making use of cron jobs will help you with the administration of your websites since you're able to get lots of things completed automatically and get reports for them, as opposed to spending precious time and efforts to do them manually.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting

When you get any of our cloud hosting plans, you are able to set up cron jobs with a few mouse clicks using your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have not done that previously. Hepsia is very intuitive, so rather than typing numbers and asterisks on certain places, which is the typical method to make a cron job, you will be able to pick the minutes, hours or days some script should be run using uncomplicated drop-down navigation. The latter is done from the Cron Jobs section of the Control Panel and, of course, you can use the first method too, in case you are knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you will also have to type in the path to the script that will be executed and the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files inside your account. The latter is included in the Control Panel and you'll be able to copy/paste it, still if you encounter any kind of issues, you can call your support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You will be able to create as many cron jobs as you need if you host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account from us and it doesn't take more than a minute to do that. In contrast to other hosting Control Panels where you should type commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line so that you can create a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel features a user-friendly interface where you can choose how often a new cron needs to run by using simple drop-down menus to pick the minutes, hours, day of the week, etc. The only two things which you'll need to enter manually are the folder path to the script file which should be executed plus the command path to the programming language system files in the account (PHP. Perl, Python). You will be able to copy and paste the latter from the Server Information section of your website hosting Control Panel, which means that it will not take you more than a few clicks to create a cron job inside your semi-dedicated account.