A cron job is an automatic task, which executes a specific action - typically executing a script in the website hosting account. The task is pre-set, which means that it will run regularly - weekly, daily, hourly etc. There are various reasons to employ a cron job for your websites. As an example, you may get regular reports how many site visitors have registered on your site, some temp folder may be emptied automatically each and every week or a backup of your content may be generated in a separate folder within your web hosting account. Using cron jobs can help you with the management of your sites because it is possible to have many things carried out automatically and get reports for them, rather than spending precious time and efforts to do them by hand.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Website Hosting

Our simple to use Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will allow you to set up cron jobs in no time. If you don't have prior knowledge of these kinds of things, you'll find an incredibly user-friendly interface where you could schedule the execution of the cron, picking one or more time frame possibilities - minutes, hours, days, months, or exact days of the week. The sole thing you will have to fill yourself is the precise task to be run, which consists of the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts as well as the path to the actual file that will be executed. Knowledgeable customers can also make use of the Advanced mode of our instrument and type in by hand the execution time using numbers and asterisks. If you want more crons than your cloud website hosting plan enables you to have, you can upgrade this feature in increments of five with a couple of mouse clicks.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You're able to set up as many cron jobs as you need if you host your sites with a semi-dedicated server account from our company and it doesn't take more than a minute to do that. Unlike many other website hosting Control Panels where you should enter commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line in order to set up a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel includes a time and effort saving interface where you'll be able to select how often a cron needs to be executed by using simple drop-down menus to pick the minutes, hours, day of the week, etcetera. The only two things that you'll need to enter manually are the folder path to the script file that should be run and the command path to the programming language system files in the account (Perl, Python, PHP). You will be able to copy and paste the aforementioned from the Server Information part of your web hosting Control Panel, which means that it will not take you more than a couple of clicks to set up a cron job in your semi-dedicated account.