A cron job is an automated task, which executes a certain action - usually executing some script in the website hosting account. The task is scheduled, therefore it will run regularly - weekly, daily, hourly etc. There are lots of good reasons to employ a cron job for your sites. As an example, you can get day-to-day reports how many site visitors have signed up on your website, some temporary folder can be emptied automatically weekly or a backup copy of your content can be created in a separate folder in your hosting account. Employing cron jobs can help you with the management of your websites as you're able to get several things carried out automatically and have reports about them, instead of spending time and efforts to complete them yourself.

Cron Jobs in Web Hosting

The intuitive Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will help you to create cron jobs with ease. In case you don't have prior experience with such matters, you will find a very user-friendly interface where one can schedule the execution of the cron, picking one or more time frame options - months, days, hours, minutes, or specific weekdays. The only thing that you will have to fill manually is the actual task to be executed, which consists of the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts as well as the path to the particular file that will be executed. More capable customers can also make use of the Advanced mode of our tool and enter manually the execution time using numbers and asterisks. If you want additional crons than your web hosting plan enables you to have, you're able to upgrade this attribute in batches of five with only a couple of clicks.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You're able to set up as many cron jobs as you'd like when you host your websites with a semi-dedicated server account from our company and it does not take over one minute to do that. In contrast to various web hosting Control Panels where you need to enter commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line to set up a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel comes with a user-friendly interface where you are able to choose how often a cron has to be executed by using simple drop-down menus to choose the minutes, hours, weekdays, etc. The two things that you'll have to type in manually are the folder path to the script file that should be executed along with the command path to the programming language system files in the account (Perl, Python, PHP). You will be able to copy and paste the latter from the Server Information section of your web hosting Control Panel, so it won't take you more than several clicks to set up a cron job in your semi-dedicated account.