A cron job is an automatic task, that executes a particular action - usually running some script in the web hosting account. The task is planned, therefore it will run on a regular basis - weekly, daily, hourly etc. There are various good reasons to make use of a cron job for your websites. For example, you may get daily reports how many visitors have signed up on your site, some temporary folder may be emptied automatically each and every week or a backup of the content may be generated in a separate folder inside your hosting account. Making use of cron jobs will help you with the administration of your sites as you are able to have lots of things executed automatically and have reports for them, rather than spending time and efforts to complete them manually.

Cron Jobs in Hosting

If you get any of our hosting plans, you will be able to create cron jobs with only a few mouse clicks via your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have not done that before. Hepsia is very easy to use, so rather than writing numbers and asterisks on certain positions, which is the usual technique to assign a cron job, you will be able to select the days, hours or minutes a given script has to be executed using quick drop-down navigation. This is done from your Cron Jobs area of the Control Panel and, of course, you can use the first method as well, if you are experienced enough and you prefer it. In either case, you will also have to type in the path to the script that'll be executed along with the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files inside your account. The latter can be found in the Control Panel and you'll be able to copy/paste it, yet if you experience any issues, you can always call your technical support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you'd like to use cron jobs for any of your sites and you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company, it won't take you more than a few clicks inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel to do that. Installing a new cron job is very simple and you will be able to add one through the Advanced section of Hepsia where you can find a box to type in two things - the path to the programming language system files that you'll find inside the Server Information section (PHP, Python, Perl) along with the path to the script that you would like the cron job to run. The final step is to decide how often the cron will be executed and we have a rather intuitive interface for that, which means that by using drop-down navigation you are 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 advanced way to assign a cron interval through digits and asterisks, you can use this solution as well.