A cron job is an automatic task, which executes a particular action - typically executing a script in a website hosting account. The task is scheduled, so it will run regularly - hourly, daily, weekly and so on. There are many good reasons to employ a cron job for your sites. For instance, you can get regular reports how many visitors have signed up on your site, a temp folder can be emptied automatically weekly or a backup of the content may be generated in a separate folder inside your website hosting account. Making use of cron jobs will help you with the administration of your sites as you'll be able to get numerous things completed automatically and get reports for them, rather than investing time and efforts to complete them by hand.

Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting

Setting up a cron job will take you just three quick steps when you get a shared hosting plan through our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all of the web hosting accounts, features a section focused on the crons and once you go there, you need to type the folder path to the script which you want to be run, the command path to the system files for the specific programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), that you can copy from the Server Information section, and then specify how frequently the cron job should run. For the time interval, we provide two options - an easy to use one with drop-down navigation where one can pick the minutes, hours, days and/or months, and a more advanced one that's used with many other web hosting Control Panels where you have to type numbers and asterisks on specific positions that outline different periods of time.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you'd like to use cron jobs for some of your websites and you have a semi-dedicated server account from us, it will not take you more than a few clicks in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel to do that. Creating a brand new cron job is easy and you can easily add one through the Advanced section of Hepsia where you'll find a box to provide two different things - the path to the programming language system files which you'll find in the Server Information area (PHP, Python, Perl) and the path to the particular script that you would like the cron job to run. The last step is to decide how often the cron will be executed and we've got a rather intuitive interface for that, which means that by using drop-down menus you can select the interval in days, hours or minutes. In case you are more tech-savvy or used to the standard, though more advanced way to assign a cron interval using digits and asterisks, you can use this alternative as well.