A cron job is an automated task, that executes a specific action - typically executing a script in a website hosting account. The task is scheduled, so that it will run on a regular basis - hourly, daily, weekly etc. There are numerous reasons to employ a cron job for your websites. For example, you can get regular reports how many visitors have registered on your website, a temporary folder can be emptied automatically every week or a backup of your content can be created in a standalone folder within your web hosting account. Employing cron jobs can help you with the administration of your websites since you're able to have a lot of things executed automatically and have reports about them, in lieu of spending precious time and efforts to complete them yourself.

Cron Jobs in Hosting

The easy to use Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will help you to create cron jobs without difficulty. In case you don't have prior knowledge about such things, you'll find an incredibly easy-to-use interface where you can schedule the execution of your cron, picking one or several time options - months, days, hours, minutes, or certain days of the week. The one thing that you will have to enter yourself is the actual task to be run, which includes the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts and also the path to the actual file that will be executed. More knowledgeable customers may also take advantage of the Advanced mode of our instrument and type in by hand the execution time period using numbers and asterisks. If you want additional crons than your hosting plan enables you to have, you're able to upgrade this feature in increments of five with a couple of mouse clicks.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can assign as many cron jobs as you would like when you host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and it does not take over a minute to do that. Unlike other web hosting Control Panels where you have to enter commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line to create a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel has a user-friendly interface where you will be able to decide how often a new cron should run by using simple drop-down menus to pick the hours, minutes, weekdays, etcetera. The only two things which you will need to enter 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'll be able to copy/paste the latter from the Server Information section of your website hosting Control Panel, which means that it will not take you more than a few clicks to set up a cron job inside your semi-dedicated account.