A cron job is an automated task, that performs a certain action - typically executing a script in a hosting account. The task is scheduled, therefore it will run on a regular basis - hourly, daily, weekly etc. There are numerous good reasons to use a cron job for your sites. For example, you may get daily reports how many site visitors have signed up on your site, a temp folder can be emptied automatically once a week or a backup copy of your content can be made in a standalone folder inside your web hosting account. Employing cron jobs can help you with the management of your websites because you're able to get a lot of things executed automatically and get reports for them, in lieu of investing precious time and efforts to do them manually.

Cron Jobs in Hosting

Our simple to use Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will allow you to set up cron jobs without difficulty. If you do not have previous knowledge about these kinds of things, you will find a very user-friendly interface where you could schedule the execution of your cron, choosing one or more time possibilities - months, days, hours, minutes, or particular days of the week. The only thing you will have to fill in manually is the specific task to be run, which includes the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts and also the path to the actual file that is to be executed. More knowledgeable customers may also make use of the Advanced mode of the tool and type in manually the execution time using numbers and asterisks. If you want more crons than your hosting package enables you to have, you can upgrade this characteristic in increments of five with a few mouse clicks.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

You are able to create 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 over one minute to do that. Unlike other web hosting Control Panels where you have to type in commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line so that you can set up a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel comes with a user-friendly interface where you'll be able to select how often a new cron needs to run by using simple drop-down menus to select the hours, minutes, day of the week, etcetera. The two things that you will have to type in manually are the folder path to the script file that should be executed plus the command path to the programming language system files in the account (PHP. Perl, Python). You will be able to copy/paste the latter from the Server Information section of your hosting Control Panel, which means that it will not take you more than a few clicks to create a cron job in your semi-dedicated account.