A cron job is an automated task, that executes a specific action - typically executing a script in the hosting account. The task is pre-set, so it will run regularly - weekly, daily, hourly and so on. There are many reasons to use a cron job for your websites. For instance, you may get day-to-day reports how many visitors have registered on your site, some temp folder may be emptied automatically each week or a backup of your content can be made in a separate folder in your website hosting account. Making use of cron jobs will help you with the management of your sites because you can have several things done automatically and have reports about them, in lieu of spending time and efforts to complete them by hand.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting

Our intuitive Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will help you to set up cron jobs in no time. In case you don't have prior knowledge of such things, you'll find a really user-friendly interface where you could schedule the execution of your cron, selecting one or several time frame options - minutes, hours, days, months, or exact weekdays. The thing that you will have to type in manually is the specific task to be run, which consists of the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts and also the path to the actual file that is to be executed. More experienced customers may also use the Advanced mode of our tool and type in by hand the execution period using numbers and asterisks. If you'd like additional crons than your cloud hosting package enables you to have, you are able to upgrade this feature in increments of five with just a few clicks.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you want to use cron jobs for any of your sites and you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, it will not take you more than a couple of clicks in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel to do that. Installing a brand new cron job is quite simple and you can add one through the Advanced part of Hepsia where you can find a box to type in two things - the path to the programming language system files which you can find in the Server Information section (PHP, Perl, Python) along with the path to the particular script that you wish the cron job to run. The final step is to determine how often the cron will run and we've got a really time and effort saving interface for that, which means that by using drop-down menus you're able to pick the interval in days, hours or minutes. In case you are more tech-savvy or used to the particular standard, although more complex way to set a cron interval through digits and asterisks, you can use this method as well.