A cron job is an automatic task, which executes a particular action - generally executing some script inside a web hosting account. The task is planned, so that it will run on a regular basis - hourly, daily, weekly and so on. There are various reasons to make use of a cron job for your websites. For instance, you may get day-to-day reports how many website visitors have signed up on your site, a temporary folder may be emptied automatically once a week or a backup of the content may be generated in a separate folder inside your web hosting account. Employing cron jobs will help you with the administration of your sites as you're able to have numerous things done automatically and get reports about them, instead of spending time and efforts to do them yourself.

Cron Jobs in Shared Website Hosting

Setting up a cron job requires simply 3 easy steps when you get a shared website hosting plan through us. The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all of the website hosting accounts, features an area focused on the crons and once you go there, you need to enter the folder path to the script which you want to be executed, the command path to the server files for the specific programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), that you can copy and paste from the Server Information section, and set how often the cron job has to run. For the time interval, we offer two options - a user-friendly one with drop-down menus where one can pick the minutes, hours, days and/or months, as well as a more complex one that's used with many other hosting Control Panels where you have to type numbers and asterisks on certain positions that define separate periods of time.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you want to use cron jobs for any of your websites and you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, it will not take you more than a couple of clicks inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel to do that. Installing a brand new cron job is really simple and you are able to add one from the Advanced part of Hepsia where you can find a box to enter two things - the path to the programming language system files that you will find in the Server Information area (PHP, Python, Perl) and the path to the particular script that you wish the cron job to run. The final step is to decide how often the cron will be executed and we've got a rather time and effort saving interface for that, therefore by using drop-down navigation you are able to pick the interval in minutes, hours or days. If you are more tech-savvy or used to the standard, albeit more advanced way to assign a cron interval employing digits and asterisks, you can use this solution as well.