A cron job is an automated task, that executes a specific action - typically executing a script inside a hosting account. The task is scheduled, so it will run regularly - weekly, daily, hourly etc. There are lots of reasons to make use of a cron job for your websites. As an example, you may get day-to-day reports how many visitors have signed up on your site, a temporary folder may be emptied automatically each and every week or a backup copy of your content may be generated in a separate folder within your hosting account. Using cron jobs can help you with the administration of your websites because it is possible to have several things done automatically and get reports about them, in lieu of investing time and efforts to do them manually.

Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting

Creating a cron job will take you just 3 quick steps when you obtain a shared hosting package from us. The Hepsia Control Panel, that comes with all of the website hosting accounts, has an area dedicated to the crons and once you get there, you should enter the folder path to the script that you'd like to be run, 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 frequently the cron job should run. For that time interval, our company offers two options - a very intuitive one with drop-down navigation where one can pick the minutes, hours, days and/or months, along with a more complex one that is used with other web hosting Control Panels in which you have to type numbers and asterisks on certain positions that outline different time periods.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you use a semi-dedicated server account from us to host your sites, you can set up cron jobs for all of them without any difficulty. This can be done in 3 uncomplicated 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 don't have any prior experience. In the Cron Jobs section of Hepsia, you will discover a box where you should copy/paste the path to the system files in your account for the programming language your script was designed in - Perl, Bash, Python, PHP, etc. You also need to submit the folder path to the script file that will be executed in the same box then use our intuitive drop-down menus to choose how often our system will execute the cron. Advanced users, can also use the traditional method of setting up a cron job by typing digits and asterisks in certain positions along with the aforementioned paths.