A cron job is an automated task, which executes a particular action - generally running some script in the hosting account. The task is planned, therefore it will run regularly - weekly, daily, hourly etc. There are many good reasons to use a cron job for your sites. For example, you may get daily reports how many website visitors have registered on your site, a temporary folder can be emptied automatically per week or a backup of the content may be created in a standalone folder within your website hosting account. Employing cron jobs can help you with the administration of your sites as it is possible to have a lot of things carried out automatically and have reports for them, in lieu of investing time and efforts to do them by hand.

Cron Jobs in Web Hosting

The simple to use Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will allow you to create cron jobs with no trouble. If you do not have previous experience with these types of matters, you will find a very user-friendly interface where you can plan the execution of the cron, choosing one or several time options - months, days, hours, minutes, or certain weekdays. The sole thing that you have to type in yourself is the specific command to be run, which includes the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts and also the path to the actual file that will be executed. More knowledgeable users can also make use of the Advanced mode of the tool and enter by hand the execution time using numbers and asterisks. If you want additional crons than your web hosting package enables you to have, you'll be able to upgrade this feature in batches of five with only a couple of mouse clicks.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

Installing a cron job in our system is quite easy. Once you log in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all semi-dedicated server accounts, you'll be able to go to the Cron Jobs section where you just need 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 can find the latter in the Control Panel, thus you can copy/paste it with a few clicks. After that, choose the time period for your cron using drop-down navigation for the months, days, hours or minutes and you'll be all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the process very simple and intuitive, so you won't have any problems if you don't have previous experience. If you are more tech-savvy, you may also use the conventional cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on a single line.