A cron job is an automatic task, which performs a certain action - typically executing a script in the website hosting account. The task is planned, which means that it will run regularly - hourly, daily, weekly etc. There are numerous good reasons to employ a cron job for your websites. For instance, you can get regular reports how many website visitors have registered on your website, some temporary folder can be emptied automatically each week or a backup copy of your content may be created in a separate folder inside your web hosting account. Making use of cron jobs can help you with the management of your websites since it is possible to get lots of things completed automatically and have reports for them, as an alternative to investing precious time and efforts to complete them manually.

Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting

Creating a cron job requires just three quick steps when you acquire a shared hosting plan from our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all of the web hosting accounts, has an area dedicated to the crons and when you get there, you should enter the folder path to the script that you want to be executed, the command path to the server files for the selected programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), which you can copy and paste from the Server Information section, and determine how often the cron job needs to run. For that time interval, we offer two options - a user-friendly one with drop-down menus where you can pick the minutes, hours, days and/or months, and a more advanced one that is used with many other web hosting Control Panels in which you have to type numbers and asterisks on specific positions that define different periods of time.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you use a semi-dedicated server account with us to host your sites, you will be able to create cron jobs for any of them with ease. This can be done in 3 really easy steps inside the Hepsia Control Panel that's used to control the website hosting account, so you'll be able to set up a new cron even if you do not have any prior experience. In the Cron Jobs section of Hepsia, you will discover a box where you have to copy and paste the path to the system files inside your account for the programming language your script was designed in - Python, PHP, Perl, Bash, and so on. You also have to submit the folder path to the script file which will be executed in the same box and use our user-friendly drop-down menus to choose how often our system will run the cron. More advanced users, can also take advantage of the traditional method of setting up a cron job by typing digits and asterisks in specific positions in addition to the aforementioned paths.