A cron job is an automatic task, that performs a particular action - typically executing a script in a web hosting account. The task is scheduled, which means 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 sites. As an example, you can get daily reports how many visitors have registered on your site, some temp folder may be emptied automatically every week or a backup of your content may be generated in a standalone folder inside your hosting account. Using cron jobs can help you with the administration of your sites as you'll be able to get numerous things completed automatically and have reports for them, rather than spending time and efforts to complete them yourself.

Cron Jobs in Shared Web Hosting

Setting up a cron job requires just 3 very simple steps when you obtain a shared web hosting package from us. The Hepsia Control Panel, that comes with all the web hosting accounts, has a section focused on the crons and when you get there, you need to enter the folder path to the script that you want to be executed, the command path to the system files for the selected programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), that you can copy and paste from the Server Information section, and then set how often the cron job has to run. For the time interval, we offer two choices - an easy to use one with drop-down menus where you can pick the minutes, hours, days and/or months, as well as a more advanced one that's used with many other website hosting Control Panels in which you are expected to type numbers and asterisks on certain positions that define different periods of time.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you use a semi-dedicated server account with our company to host your websites, you're able to create cron jobs for all of them effortlessly. This is done in three very easy steps from the Hepsia Control Panel that is used to manage the website hosting account, so you are able to set up a new cron even when you do not have any prior experience. Inside the Cron Jobs part of Hepsia, you'll find a box where you should copy and paste the path to the system files in your account for the programming language your script was designed in - PHP, Perl, Bash, Python, etcetera. You also need to enter the folder path to the script file that will be executed in the same box and then use our user-friendly drop-down menus to decide how often our system will run the cron. Advanced users, can also take advantage of the traditional method of creating a cron job by typing digits and asterisks in specific positions along with the aforementioned paths.