A cron job is an automatic task, which performs a specific action - usually executing some script in a web hosting account. The task is planned, so that it will run on a regular basis - weekly, daily, hourly and so on. There are various reasons to use a cron job for your sites. For instance, you may get day-to-day reports how many visitors have registered on your site, a temporary folder may be emptied automatically every week or a backup of your content may be generated in a separate folder inside your hosting account. Employing cron jobs will help you with the administration of your sites since it is possible to have many things carried out automatically and get reports about them, rather than investing valuable time and efforts to complete them yourself.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting

Our simple to use Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will allow you to create cron jobs without any difficulty. In case you don't have prior experience with these kinds of things, you will find a really easy-to-use interface where one can schedule the execution of your cron, selecting one or more time frame options - months, days, hours, minutes, or certain days of the week. The thing you will have to fill yourself is the specific command to be executed, which consists of the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts and also the path to the particular file that is to be executed. More skillful users may also use the Advanced mode of our tool and type in by hand the execution time period with numbers and asterisks. If you'd like additional crons than your cloud hosting plan lets you have, you'll be able to upgrade this characteristic in batches of five with a couple of clicks.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Setting up a cron job in our system is really simple. Once you sign in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all the semi-dedicated server accounts, you can go to the Cron Jobs section where you just have to choose the directory path to the script file to be executed plus the command path for the particular language the script was designed in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You can find the aforementioned inside the Control Panel, so you can copy and paste it with a couple of clicks. Next, choose the time period for your cron through drop-down menus for the minutes, hours, days or months and you're all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the entire process really easy and intuitive, so you will not have any problems if you don't have prior experience. If you are more experienced, you may also take advantage of the regular cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on a single line.