A cron job is an automated task, that executes a specific action - generally executing some script in a website hosting account. The task is planned, therefore it will run on a regular basis - hourly, daily, weekly and so on. There are numerous reasons to make use of a cron job for your websites. As an example, you can get daily reports how many site visitors have signed up on your website, some temp folder can be emptied automatically each week or a backup copy of your content can be generated in a different folder inside your website hosting account. Employing cron jobs can help you with the administration of your sites because it is possible to have a lot of things carried out automatically and get reports for them, instead of investing precious time and efforts to complete them yourself.

Cron Jobs in Shared Web Hosting

When you get any of our shared web hosting plans, you are able to create cron jobs with just a few mouse clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have not done that before. Hepsia is really intuitive, so as opposed to typing numbers and asterisks on specific places, which is the common method to make a cron job, you will be able to pick the minutes, hours or days some script needs to be executed using simple drop-down menus. The latter is done from your Cron Jobs area of the Control Panel and, of course, you can always use the first method as well, in case you are skilled enough and you prefer it. In either case, you'll have to type in the path to the script that'll be executed and the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files in your account. The last mentioned is included in the Control Panel and you are able to copy/paste it, still if you experience any kind of difficulties, you can always get in touch with your tech support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

You are able to set up as many cron jobs as you'd like when you host your websites with a semi-dedicated server account from us and it does not take more than one minute to do that. In contrast to other web hosting Control Panels where you need to enter commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line to create a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel contains a user-friendly interface where you're able to choose how often a new cron needs to be executed by using simple drop-down menus to pick the hours, minutes, weekdays, etcetera. The only two things that you will need to type in manually are the folder path to the script file that has to be executed and the command path to the programming language system files in the account (PHP. Perl, Python). You will be able to copy the latter from the Server Information area of your website hosting Control Panel, therefore it will not take you more than a couple of clicks to create a cron job in your semi-dedicated account.