A cron job is an automatic task, that executes a particular action - usually executing some script in the hosting account. The task is planned, so it will run regularly - hourly, daily, weekly etc. There are various good reasons to employ a cron job for your websites. For instance, you can get daily reports how many website visitors have registered on your site, some temp folder may be emptied automatically once a week or a backup copy of your content can be made in a separate folder within your web hosting account. Making use of cron jobs will help you with the administration of your sites because you'll be able to have a lot of things executed automatically and get reports about them, as an alternative to investing time and efforts to complete them yourself.

Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting

Creating a cron job will take you simply 3 simple steps if you get a shared hosting plan through us. The Hepsia Control Panel, that comes with all of the hosting accounts, features an area focused on the crons and once you get there, you have to enter the folder path to the script that you want to be executed, the command path to the server files for the particular programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), which you can copy from the Server Information section, and after that set how often the cron job has to run. For the time interval, we offer two choices - a user-friendly one with drop-down menus where you can select the minutes, hours, days or months, and a more advanced one that is used with various other website hosting Control Panels where you are required to type numbers and asterisks on specific positions that define different time periods.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you use a semi-dedicated server account with us to host your sites, you will be able to create cron jobs for any of them without any difficulty. This can be done in 3 very easy steps in the Hepsia Control Panel that's used to control the web hosting account, so you'll be able to create a new cron even if you don't have any prior experience. Inside the Cron Jobs section of Hepsia, you will discover a box where you need to copy/paste the path to the system files in your account for the programming language your script was designed in - PHP, Python, Perl, Bash, etc. You also need to provide the folder path to the script file which will be executed in the same box and then use our intuitive drop-down menus to choose how often our system will execute the cron. More advanced users, can also employ the traditional method of setting up a cron job by typing digits and asterisks in specific positions along with the previously mentioned paths.