A cron job is an automatic task, which performs a certain action - typically executing some script inside a hosting account. The task is planned, therefore it will run on a regular basis - weekly, daily, hourly and so on. There are lots of reasons to employ a cron job for your sites. For instance, you can get regular reports how many website visitors have registered on your site, a temporary folder may be emptied automatically each week or a backup of your content may be created in a separate folder within your web hosting account. Employing cron jobs will help you with the administration of your websites as you can have many things carried out automatically and get reports about them, as an alternative to investing time and efforts to complete them by hand.

Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting

When you get any of our shared hosting plans, you are able to set up cron jobs with a couple mouse clicks through your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have never done that before. Hepsia is very user-friendly, so instead of writing numbers and asterisks on specific positions, which is the typical method to create a cron job, you'll be able to pick the minutes, hours or days some script should be run using very simple drop-down menus. This is done from the Cron Jobs part of the Control Panel and, of course, you can use the first method too, if you're experienced enough and you prefer it. In either case, you'll need to enter the path to the script that'll be executed as well as the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files in your account. The last mentioned is available in the Control Panel and you are able to copy/paste it, still if you experience any difficulties, you can contact your tech support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you want to use cron jobs for any of your sites and you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, it will not take you more than a few clicks inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel to do that. Creating a brand new cron job is very simple and you can easily add one from the Advanced part of Hepsia where you'll find a box to enter 2 things - the path to the programming language system files which you'll find inside the Server Information area (PHP, Perl, Python) along with the path to the script that you'd like the cron job to run. The very last step is to choose how often the cron will be executed and we have a very intuitive interface for that, which means that by using drop-down navigation you'll be able to pick the interval in minutes, hours or days. If you are more tech-savvy or used to the particular standard, albeit more advanced way to assign a cron interval employing digits and asterisks, you can use this solution as well.