A cron job is an automated task, that performs a certain action - generally running a script inside a web hosting account. The task is planned, therefore it will run on a regular basis - hourly, daily, weekly etc. There are numerous good reasons to employ a cron job for your websites. For instance, you may get regular reports how many site visitors have signed up on your site, some temp folder may be emptied automatically per week or a backup of your content may be created in a different folder inside your hosting account. Employing cron jobs can help you with the administration of your websites as you can have many things completed automatically and get reports for them, in lieu of investing valuable time and efforts to do them by hand.

Cron Jobs in Shared Website Hosting

When you get any of our shared website hosting packages, you're able to create cron jobs with just a few clicks via your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have not done that previously. Hepsia is really user-friendly, so rather than typing numbers and asterisks on certain positions, which is the usual technique to assign a cron job, you can select the minutes, hours or days some script should be executed using very simple drop-down navigation. This is done in your Cron Jobs section of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can use the first method too, when you are experienced enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you will also need to enter the path to the script that will be executed and the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files inside your account. The last mentioned is included in the Control Panel and you are able to copy/paste it, but if you experience any kind of issues, you can contact your support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Setting up a cron job in our system is a piece of cake. Once you log in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with all semi-dedicated server accounts, you're able to go to the Cron Jobs section where you just have to select the directory path to the script file to be run as well as the command path for the particular language the script was designed in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You're able to find the latter in the Control Panel, thus you can copy/paste it with just a couple of clicks. After that, choose the time interval for the cron via drop-down menus for the minutes, hours, days or months and you are all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the whole process very easy and intuitive, so you will not have any problems if you don't have prior experience. In case you are more experienced, you may also use the regular cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on one line.