A cron job is an automated task, that performs a certain action - generally executing some script in a web hosting account. The task is pre-set, so that it will run on a regular basis - hourly, daily, weekly etc. There are lots of good reasons to make use of a cron job for your sites. As an example, you may get daily reports how many site visitors have signed up on your site, a temporary folder may be emptied automatically each and every week or a backup of your content can be made in a different folder within your website hosting account. Making use of cron jobs will help you with the management of your sites since you can get many things executed automatically and get reports about them, in lieu of investing time and efforts to complete them manually.

Cron Jobs in Website Hosting

If you get any of our website hosting packages, you can set up cron jobs with a couple mouse clicks using your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have never done that previously. Hepsia is really user-friendly, so rather than typing numbers and asterisks on specific places, which is the usual technique to set up a cron job, you'll be able to choose the days, hours or minutes a script has to be executed using uncomplicated drop-down menus. This is done in the Cron Jobs part of the Control Panel and, of course, you can use the first method too, if you're knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In either case, you will also need to enter the path to the script that'll be executed as well as the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files within your account. The latter is available in the Control Panel and you'll be able to copy/paste it, but if you experience any kind of difficulties, you can always get in touch with your tech support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

Setting up a cron job in our system is very simple. Once you log in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with all semi-dedicated server accounts, you'll be able to go to the Cron Jobs section where you only have to choose the directory path to the script file to be executed plus the command path for the particular language the script was written in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You will be able to find the latter inside the Control Panel, so you can copy/paste it with several clicks. Then, choose the time period for your cron through drop-down menus for the minutes, hours, days or months and you will be all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the whole process really easy and intuitive, so you will not have any problems if you don't have prior experience. When you are more experienced, you may also use the common cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on a single line.