A cron job is an automated task, that executes a particular action - usually running some script in the hosting account. The task is planned, which means that it will run on a regular basis - weekly, daily, hourly and so on. There are various good reasons to use a cron job for your sites. For example, you may get day-to-day reports how many website visitors have registered on your site, a temp folder can be emptied automatically every week or a backup of your content can be created in a standalone folder in your website hosting account. Making use of cron jobs can help you with the management of your sites as you're able to have numerous things executed automatically and have reports about them, as opposed to spending precious time and efforts to complete them by hand.

Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting

If you get any of our shared hosting packages, you are able to create cron jobs with a couple clicks through your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have not done that previously. Hepsia is very intuitive, so rather than writing numbers and asterisks on certain positions, which is the common method to set up a cron job, you can choose the minutes, hours or days some script has to be executed using quick drop-down menus. This is done from your Cron Jobs section of the Control Panel and, of course, you can use the first method too, when you're experienced enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you'll need to enter the path to the script which will be executed along with the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files within your account. The last mentioned is available in the Control Panel and you'll be able to copy/paste it, still if you encounter any kind of difficulties, you can always contact your tech support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

You'll be able to assign as many cron jobs as you would like when you host your sites with a semi-dedicated server account from our company and it does not take more than a minute to do that. Unlike other web hosting Control Panels where you should type in commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line to be able to set up a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel features an intuitive interface where you can choose how often a cron needs to run by using simple drop-down menus to pick the hours, minutes, weekdays, etc. The two things that you will need to type in manually are the folder path to the script file that should be run plus the command path to the programming language system files in the account (PHP. Perl, Python). You can copy the latter from the Server Information part of your hosting Control Panel, which means that it won't take you more than a few clicks to create a cron job within your semi-dedicated account.