A cron job is an automatic task, that executes a particular action - usually executing a script inside a web hosting account. The task is planned, so it will run on a regular basis - weekly, daily, hourly and so on. There are many 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 temp folder can be emptied automatically per week or a backup of the content can be made in a standalone folder in your web hosting account. Using cron jobs will help you with the management of your sites because you are able to have many things executed automatically and get reports for them, as opposed to investing time and efforts to do them yourself.

Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting

When you get any of our shared hosting plans, you'll be able to create cron jobs with a few clicks via your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have not done that previously. Hepsia is really easy to use, so as opposed to writing numbers and asterisks on specific places, which is the typical method to assign a cron job, you'll be able to select the days, hours or minutes some script has to be run using quick drop-down navigation. The latter is done in the Cron Jobs area of the Control Panel and, of course, you can always use the first method as well, in case you're skilled enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you'll have to type in the path to the script that will be executed and the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files in your account. The last mentioned can be found in the Control Panel and you're able to copy/paste it, still if you encounter any kind of issues, you can always get in touch with your technical support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

Installing a cron job in our system is quite easy. Once you sign in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all of the semi-dedicated server accounts, you are able to go to the Cron Jobs section where you only need to pick the directory path to the script file to be executed plus the command path for the particular language the script was written in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You'll be able to find the aforementioned within the Control Panel, and you can copy/paste it with just a few clicks. After that, choose the time period for your cron through drop-down menus for the minutes, hours, days or months and you'll be all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the process really simple and intuitive, so you will not have any problems if you do not have prior experience. In case you are more experienced, you may also take advantage of the standard cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on one line.