A cron job is an automated task, which performs a certain action - usually running some script inside a hosting account. The task is planned, so that it will run on a regular basis - weekly, daily, hourly etc. There are lots of reasons to employ a cron job for your sites. For example, you can get daily reports how many website visitors have signed up on your website, some temp folder may be emptied automatically each and every week or a backup copy of the content may be created in a separate folder within your website hosting account. Using cron jobs will help you with the administration of your sites since you are able to have several things completed automatically and get reports about them, instead of investing valuable time and efforts to do them yourself.

Cron Jobs in Hosting

If you get any of our hosting packages, you can create cron jobs with only a few clicks using your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have not done that before. Hepsia is quite simple to use, so instead of writing numbers and asterisks on specific positions, which is the typical method to create a cron job, you will be able to choose the minutes, hours or days a given script needs to be run using quick drop-down navigation. The latter is done in your Cron Jobs part of the Control Panel and, of course, you can always use the first method as well, in case you are experienced enough and you prefer it. In either case, you'll need to type in the path to the script that'll be executed as well as the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files within your account. The aforementioned is included in the Control Panel and you can copy/paste it, but if you experience any kind of issues, you can contact your support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you'd like to use cron jobs for some of your websites and you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, it won't take you more than a few clicks inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel to do this. Installing a brand new cron job is really simple and you're able to add one through the Advanced part of Hepsia where you'll find a box to enter 2 things - the path to the programming language system files which you will find inside the Server Information section (PHP, Python, Perl) and the path to the particular script that you would like the cron job to run. The very last step is to determine how often the cron will run and we have a really intuitive interface for that, so by using drop-down navigation you're able to select the interval in days, hours or minutes. In case you are more tech-savvy or used to the standard, albeit more complex way to set a cron interval through digits and asterisks, you can use this alternative as well.