A cron job is an automated task, that performs a certain action - usually executing a script in a web hosting account. The task is pre-set, so that it will run regularly - weekly, daily, hourly etc. There are various reasons to employ a cron job for your sites. For example, you can get daily reports how many visitors have signed up on your website, a temporary folder may be emptied automatically each week or a backup of your content can be generated in a different folder in your website hosting account. Using cron jobs will help you with the administration of your websites since you're able to have many things completed automatically and have reports about them, as opposed to investing valuable time and efforts to complete them yourself.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Web Hosting

Setting up a cron job will take you simply 3 quick steps when you obtain a cloud web hosting plan with our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all the website hosting accounts, features a section centered on the crons and as soon as you get there, you need to enter the folder path to the script that you would like to be run, the command path to the server files for the selected programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), which you can copy and paste from the Server Information section, and then set how often the cron job needs to run. For that time interval, our company offers two choices - an easy to use one with drop-down menus where you can pick the minutes, hours, days or months, along with a more complex one that is used with different hosting Control Panels in which you should type numbers and asterisks on specific positions that define different periods of time.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

You are able to install as many cron jobs as you'd like when you host your sites with a semi-dedicated server account from us and it does not take over one minute to do that. In contrast to various other website hosting Control Panels where you have to type in commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line so that you can create a cron job, our Hepsia Control Panel comes with a time and effort saving interface where you will be able to choose how often a new cron should be executed by using simple drop-down menus to select the hours, minutes, weekdays, etcetera. The only two things which you'll need to type in manually are the folder path to the script file which has to be executed along with the command path to the programming language system files in the account (PHP. Perl, Python). You'll be able to copy the latter from the Server Information area of your hosting Control Panel, which means that it won't take you more than a couple of clicks to set up a cron job in your semi-dedicated account.