A cron job is an automated task, that performs a certain action - typically executing some script in the web hosting account. The task is pre-set, so that it will run on a regular basis - weekly, daily, hourly and so on. There are lots of reasons to make use of a cron job for your websites. For example, you can get day-to-day reports how many visitors have signed up on your site, a temp folder may be emptied automatically once a week or a backup of your content may be generated in a standalone folder within your website hosting account. Employing cron jobs will help you with the management of your websites since it is possible to have lots of things completed automatically and have reports about them, instead of investing time and efforts to complete them manually.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Website Hosting

The easy to use Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will allow you to set up cron jobs in no time. If you do not have previous experience with such matters, you will find a very easy-to-use interface where you can plan the execution of your cron, picking one or more time options - months, days, hours, minutes, or specific days of the week. The single thing you will have to fill in manually is the specific command to be executed, which includes the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts and also the path to the particular file that will be executed. Knowledgeable users can also make use of the Advanced mode of the instrument and type in manually the execution time using numbers and asterisks. If you need more crons than your cloud website hosting package lets you have, you are able to upgrade this characteristic in increments of five with just a couple of mouse clicks.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You're able to install as many cron jobs as you need if you host your websites with a semi-dedicated server account from our company and it does not take more than a minute to do that. Unlike various web hosting Control Panels where you should type in commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line to be able to set up a cron job, our Hepsia Control Panel comes with an intuitive interface where you will be able to select how often a new cron should run by using simple drop-down menus to pick the hours, minutes, weekdays, etcetera. The two things that you will need to type in manually are the folder path to the script file that has to be run along with the command path to the programming language system files in the account (PHP. Perl, Python). You can copy/paste the latter from the Server Information part of your web hosting Control Panel, therefore it will not take you more than a couple of clicks to create a cron job within your semi-dedicated account.