A cron job is an automatic task, that performs a specific action - usually running a script in a hosting account. The task is planned, so that it will run on a regular basis - hourly, daily, weekly etc. There are numerous good reasons to make use of a cron job for your sites. As an example, you can get daily reports how many visitors have signed up on your website, some temp folder may be emptied automatically every week or a backup copy of your content can be created in a separate folder within your website hosting account. Employing cron jobs will help you with the management of your websites since you'll be able to get numerous things carried out automatically and get reports for them, instead of investing valuable time and efforts to complete them yourself.

Cron Jobs in Shared Website Hosting

Creating a cron job requires exactly 3 quick steps when you acquire a shared website hosting package through us. The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all of the website hosting accounts, features an area centered on the crons and as soon as you go there, you have to type the folder path to the script that you would like to be run, the command path to the system files for the specific 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, we offer two choices - an easy to use one with drop-down navigation where you can pick the minutes, hours, days or months, along with a more complex one that's used with various other website hosting Control Panels in which you need to type numbers and asterisks on specific positions that define separate periods of time.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

You're able to set up as many cron jobs as you would like when you host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and it doesn't take more than a minute to do that. Unlike other hosting Control Panels where you should type commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line to set up a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel has a user-friendly interface where you are able to decide how often a new cron needs to run by using simple drop-down menus to pick the hours, minutes, day of the week, etcetera. The only two things which you will have to submit manually are the folder path to the script file which has to be executed along with the command path to the programming language system files in the account (Perl, Python, PHP). You'll be able to copy the latter from the Server Information section of your website hosting Control Panel, which means that it will not take you more than a couple of clicks to create a cron job inside your semi-dedicated account.