A cron job is an automated task, that executes a specific action - usually running some script in the hosting account. The task is planned, so it will run on a regular basis - weekly, daily, hourly and so on. There are many good reasons to employ a cron job for your websites. As an example, you may get day-to-day reports how many visitors have signed up on your site, some temp folder may be emptied automatically every week or a backup copy of the content may be created in a separate folder within your web hosting account. Employing cron jobs will help you with the administration of your sites as you'll be able to get lots of things executed automatically and get reports about them, in lieu of investing valuable time and efforts to do them yourself.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Website Hosting

Setting up a cron job requires precisely 3 very simple steps when you acquire a cloud website hosting package through our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, that comes with all the web hosting accounts, features a section centered on the crons and once you go there, you have to enter the folder path to the script that you want to be run, the command path to the server files for the specified programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), that you can copy and paste from the Server Information section, and determine how often the cron job should run. For that time interval, our company offers two options - a user-friendly one with drop-down menus where you can select the minutes, hours, days and/or months, along with a more complex one that's used with different hosting Control Panels where you are expected to type numbers and asterisks on particular positions that define different periods of time.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You're able to create as many cron jobs as you'd like when you host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and it doesn't take over a 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 to set up a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel has a time and effort saving interface where you will be able to select how often a cron needs to run by using simple drop-down menus to choose the hours, minutes, weekdays, etc. The two things which you will have to type in manually are the folder path to the script file which should be run and the command path to the programming language system files in the account (PHP. Perl, Python). You can copy and paste the latter from the Server Information area of your website hosting Control Panel, so it won't take you more than a few clicks to create a cron job inside your semi-dedicated account.