A cron job is an automatic task, which performs a certain action - typically running some script in the hosting account. The task is planned, so that it will run on a regular basis - weekly, daily, hourly etc. There are lots of good reasons to employ a cron job for your sites. As an example, you can get daily reports how many website visitors have signed up on your site, some temporary folder can be emptied automatically once a week or a backup copy of the content can be generated in a standalone folder inside your hosting account. Using cron jobs will help you with the management of your websites as you can get many things completed automatically and get reports about them, as opposed to spending valuable time and efforts to complete them manually.

Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting

Our user-friendly Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will help you to set up cron jobs easily. In case you don't have prior knowledge of these types of matters, you will find an incredibly easy-to-use interface where you could schedule the execution of your cron, choosing one or several time frame possibilities - months, days, hours, minutes, or particular weekdays. The thing you will have to enter manually is the actual command to be executed, which includes the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts and also the path to the particular file that is to be executed. More experienced customers may also use the Advanced mode of our instrument and enter by hand the execution period using numbers and asterisks. If you'd like additional crons than your shared hosting package enables you to have, you'll be able to upgrade this attribute in batches of five with only a few clicks.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company to host your websites, you'll be able to create cron jobs for any of them without difficulty. This can be done in three simple steps from the Hepsia Control Panel that is used to manage the website hosting account, so you'll be able to create a new cron even when you do not have any previous experience. Within the Cron Jobs section of Hepsia, you will find a box where you need to copy and paste the path to the system files in your account for the programming language your script was written in - PHP, Python, 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 then use our intuitive drop-down menus to choose how often our system will run the cron. More experienced 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.