A cron job is an automatic task, which executes a certain action - usually executing a script in the hosting account. The task is pre-set, which means that it will run regularly - weekly, daily, hourly and so on. There are lots of good reasons to make use of a cron job for your websites. For example, you may get day-to-day reports how many site visitors have registered on your site, a temp folder may be emptied automatically each and every week or a backup copy of the content may be generated in a different folder inside your web hosting account. Making use of cron jobs can help you with the management of your websites as you'll be able to have numerous things done automatically and have reports about them, as opposed to investing precious time and efforts to complete them by hand.

Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting

Creating a cron job will take you exactly three quick steps when you obtain a shared hosting package through our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all of the hosting accounts, features a section focused on the crons and once you go there, you need to type the folder path to the script that you would like to be executed, the command path to the system files for the particular programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), that you can copy and paste from the Server Information section, and after that set how frequently the cron job has to run. For that time interval, we provide two choices - an easy to use one with drop-down menus where you can choose the minutes, hours, days and/or months, along with a more complex one that is used with various other website hosting Control Panels in which you are required to type numbers and asterisks on specific positions that outline separate time periods.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Setting up a cron job in our system is really simple. Once you log in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with all semi-dedicated server accounts, you'll be able to go to the Cron Jobs section where you only have to choose the directory path to the script file to be run and the command path for the particular language the script was designed in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You will be able to find the latter inside the Control Panel, thus you can copy and paste it with several clicks. After that, choose the time interval for your cron using drop-down navigation for the months, days, hours or minutes and you'll be all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the entire process really simple and intuitive, so you won't have any problems if you do not have prior experience. When you are more tech-savvy, you may also take advantage of the common cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on one line.