A cron job is an automated task, which performs a certain action - usually running some script inside a hosting account. The task is scheduled, therefore it will run on a regular basis - weekly, daily, hourly and so on. There are various good reasons to employ a cron job for your websites. As an example, you may get regular reports how many visitors have registered on your site, a temporary folder can be emptied automatically weekly or a backup copy of the content may be made in a different folder in your hosting account. Making use of cron jobs will help you with the administration of your websites since you can get several things executed automatically and get reports about them, instead of spending time and efforts to complete them manually.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting

Creating a cron job will take you precisely three quick steps when you acquire a cloud hosting plan with our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all the website hosting accounts, has an area dedicated to the crons and as soon as you go there, you should type the folder path to the script that you'd like to be executed, the command path to the system files for the specified programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), that you can copy and paste from the Server Information section, and then specify how often the cron job has to run. For the time interval, our company offers two choices - an easy to use one with drop-down menus where one can choose the minutes, hours, days or months, as well as a more advanced one that's used with various other web hosting Control Panels where you should type numbers and asterisks on particular positions that define separate time periods.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You'll be able to assign as many cron jobs as you'd like if you host your sites with a semi-dedicated server account from us and it doesn't take more than one minute to do that. Unlike various 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 a user-friendly interface where you'll be able to choose how often a new cron has to be executed by using simple drop-down menus to pick the hours, minutes, weekdays, etc. The only two things that you'll need to enter manually are the folder path to the script file which has to be run along with the command path to the programming language system files in the account (PHP. Perl, Python). You will be able to copy/paste the aforementioned from the Server Information section of your website hosting Control Panel, so it will not take you more than several clicks to create a cron job within your semi-dedicated account.