A cron job is an automatic task, that executes a particular action - generally running some script in the hosting account. The task is pre-set, so that it will run regularly - hourly, daily, weekly and so on. There are various reasons to use a cron job for your websites. For example, you can get regular reports how many site visitors have registered on your site, some temp folder may be emptied automatically each and every week or a backup copy of your content can be generated in a different folder inside your hosting account. Using cron jobs can help you with the management of your sites because you're able to have many things done automatically and have reports about them, in lieu of spending time and efforts to complete them manually.

Cron Jobs in Hosting

When you get any of our hosting plans, you're able to create cron jobs with a couple of clicks through your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have never done that previously. Hepsia is really intuitive, so as opposed to writing numbers and asterisks on specific positions, which is the common way to set up a cron job, you can pick the minutes, hours or days a given script should be executed using simple drop-down navigation. The latter is done from the Cron Jobs area of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can always use the first method too, if you are knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you'll need to enter the path to the script that will be executed and the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files inside your account. The aforementioned is included in the Control Panel and you are able to copy/paste it, but if you experience any kind of difficulties, you can get in touch with your technical support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can create as many cron jobs as you would like if you host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and it doesn't take more than one minute to do that. Unlike various hosting Control Panels where you need to type commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line so that you can set up a cron job, our Hepsia Control Panel features a time and effort saving interface where you are able to choose how often a cron should run by using simple drop-down menus to pick the minutes, hours, day of the week, etcetera. The two things that you will need to submit manually are the folder path to the script file which should be executed and the command path to the programming language system files in the account (Perl, Python, PHP). You can copy the aforementioned from the Server Information area of your web hosting Control Panel, so it won't take you more than several clicks to set up a cron job within your semi-dedicated account.

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