A cron job is an automated task, that performs a particular action - usually executing some script in the hosting account. The task is planned, so that it will run on a regular basis - hourly, daily, weekly and so on. There are numerous good reasons to make use of a cron job for your websites. For example, you can get regular reports how many website visitors have signed up on your website, a temp folder may be emptied automatically per week or a backup copy of the content may be created in a separate folder in your web hosting account. Using cron jobs will help you with the administration of your sites since you're able to have a lot of things executed automatically and have reports about them, as opposed to investing precious time and efforts to complete them yourself.

Cron Jobs in Shared Website Hosting

Our user-friendly Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will allow you to set up cron jobs in no time. If you do not have previous experience with these types of matters, you will find a very intuitive interface where one can schedule the execution of your cron, picking one or several time frame options - minutes, hours, days, months, or certain days of the week. The single thing that you will have to fill yourself is the precise command to be run, which consists of the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts and the path to the actual file that is to be executed. More experienced users can also make use of the Advanced mode of the tool and enter by hand the execution period with numbers and asterisks. If you need additional crons than your shared website hosting package allows you to have, you'll be able to upgrade this feature in batches of five with only a couple of mouse clicks.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you use a semi-dedicated server account with our company to host your sites, you are able to set up cron jobs for any of them without any difficulty. This is done in three simple steps from the Hepsia Control Panel which is used to take care of the website hosting account, so you'll be able to set up a new cron even when you do not have any previous 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 inside your account for the programming language your script was designed in - Python, PHP, Perl, Bash, etc. You also need to submit the folder path to the script file that will be executed in the same box and use our user-friendly drop-down menus to decide how often our system will run the cron. More advanced users, can also use the traditional method of creating a cron job by typing digits and asterisks in specific positions along with the aforementioned paths.