A cron job is an automated task, that performs a particular action - usually running some script in the web hosting account. The task is scheduled, therefore it will run on a regular basis - weekly, daily, hourly etc. There are many reasons to use a cron job for your websites. For instance, you can get daily reports how many website visitors have signed up on your site, a temporary folder can be emptied automatically per week or a backup copy of the content can be made in a separate folder in your website hosting account. Employing cron jobs will help you with the management of your websites because you are able to get a lot of things done automatically and get reports about them, instead of investing precious time and efforts to complete them yourself.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company to host your websites, you are able to install cron jobs for any of them without difficulty. This can be done in 3 very simple steps in the Hepsia Control Panel that is used to manage the web hosting account, so you will be able to create a new cron even if you do not have any previous experience. In the Cron Jobs area of Hepsia, you will discover a box where you should copy/paste the path to the system files in your account for the programming language your script was written in - PHP, Python, Perl, Bash, etc. You also have to provide the folder path to the script file that will be executed in the same box and then use our intuitive drop-down menus to select how often our system will execute the cron. More advanced users, can also employ the traditional method of creating a cron job by typing digits and asterisks in certain positions along with the aforementioned paths.