A cron job is an automated task, that performs a specific action - usually executing a script in a website hosting account. The task is planned, so that it will run on a regular basis - weekly, daily, hourly etc. There are various reasons to employ a cron job for your sites. For example, you can get day-to-day reports how many site visitors have registered on your website, a temp folder may be emptied automatically weekly or a backup of the content may be generated in a different folder inside your web hosting account. Using cron jobs can help you with the administration of your websites as you'll be able to get lots of things done automatically and have reports about them, as opposed to investing time and efforts to do them manually.

Cron Jobs in Hosting

If you get any of our hosting plans, you will be able to set up cron jobs with only a few mouse clicks via your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have never done that previously. Hepsia is quite easy to use, so instead of typing numbers and asterisks on certain positions, which is the common method to create a cron job, you can pick the days, hours or minutes a given script needs to be executed using simple drop-down navigation. The latter is done from your Cron Jobs area of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can always use the first method too, when you are experienced enough and you prefer it. In either case, you'll need to enter the path to the script which will be executed and the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files within your account. The aforementioned is available in the Control Panel and you're able to copy/paste it, but if you encounter any issues, you can always contact your support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You are able to assign as many cron jobs as you need if you host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account from us and it doesn't take more than one minute to do that. In contrast to many other hosting Control Panels where you need to enter commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line to be able to create a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel contains an intuitive interface where you'll be able to decide how often a new cron needs to be executed by using simple drop-down menus to select the hours, minutes, day of the week, etc. The only two things which you'll need to submit manually are the folder path to the script file which has to be run plus the command path to the programming language system files in the account (Perl, Python, PHP). You'll be able to copy and paste the latter from the Server Information section of your web hosting Control Panel, so it will not take you more than a few clicks to create a cron job in your semi-dedicated account.