A cron job is an automatic task, that executes a certain action - generally running some script in a website hosting account. The task is scheduled, therefore it will run on a regular basis - hourly, daily, weekly and so on. There are numerous good reasons to make use of a cron job for your websites. For instance, you may get day-to-day reports how many site visitors have signed up on your site, a temporary folder may be emptied automatically each week or a backup copy of your content may be generated in a standalone folder in your hosting account. Using cron jobs can help you with the management of your sites as you can get lots of things completed automatically and have reports for them, rather than investing time and efforts to complete them manually.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Web Hosting

Setting up a cron job will take you precisely three quick steps when you get a cloud web hosting plan from us. The Hepsia Control Panel, that comes with all the hosting accounts, features a section centered on the crons and once you go there, you should type the folder path to the script that you want to be run, the command path to the system files for the particular programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), that you can copy and paste from the Server Information section, and after that determine how often the cron job has to run. For that time interval, our company offers two options - an easy to use one with drop-down menus where you can select the minutes, hours, days and/or months, and a more complex one that is used with many other web hosting Control Panels in which you should type numbers and asterisks on specific positions that outline separate time periods.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

Installing a cron job in our system is really easy. Once you log in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all of the semi-dedicated server accounts, you'll be able to go to the Cron Jobs section where you only have to select the directory path to the script file to be executed and the command path for the particular language the script was written in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You're able to find the latter in the Control Panel, so you can copy/paste it with a couple of clicks. Next, select the time interval for your cron using drop-down menus for the months, days, hours or minutes and you are all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the entire process very easy and intuitive, so you will not have any problems if you don't have prior experience. In case you are more tech-savvy, you can also use the conventional cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on one line.