A cron job is an automatic task, that executes a particular action - usually running a script in the hosting account. The task is planned, so it will run regularly - hourly, daily, weekly etc. There are many good reasons to make use of a cron job for your sites. For instance, you can get regular reports how many site visitors have registered on your website, a temp folder may be emptied automatically each and every week or a backup copy of the content can be created in a separate folder inside your website hosting account. Employing cron jobs can help you with the management of your sites because you'll be able to have many things carried out automatically and get reports about them, as an alternative to spending valuable time and efforts to do them yourself.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting

Our user-friendly Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will allow you to create cron jobs easily. In case you don't have prior knowledge about these kinds of matters, you will find an incredibly easy-to-use interface where you can plan the execution of your cron, choosing one or more time frame possibilities - minutes, hours, days, months, or particular weekdays. The single thing that you will have to type in yourself is the actual command to be run, which consists of the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts and also the path to the particular file that will be executed. More capable customers may also use the Advanced mode of our tool and type in by hand the execution time with numbers and asterisks. If you'd like more crons than your cloud hosting package lets you have, you are able to upgrade this attribute in increments of five with only a couple of mouse clicks.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

You're able to assign as many cron jobs as you would like when you host your sites with a semi-dedicated server account from our company and it does not take more than one minute to do that. Unlike other hosting Control Panels where you need to type commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line in order to set up a cron job, our Hepsia Control Panel contains a time and effort saving interface where you can choose how often a cron has to run by using simple drop-down menus to choose the hours, minutes, weekdays, etcetera. The two things that you will need to type in manually are the folder path to the script file which should be executed plus the command path to the programming language system files in the account (Perl, Python, PHP). You'll be able to copy the latter from the Server Information area of your hosting Control Panel, which means that it won't take you more than several clicks to create a cron job inside your semi-dedicated account.