A cron job is an automated task, which performs a certain action - typically running a script in the hosting account. The task is planned, so that it will run on a regular basis - hourly, daily, weekly etc. There are various good reasons to employ a cron job for your sites. For example, you can get day-to-day reports how many site visitors have signed up on your website, some temporary folder may be emptied automatically once a week or a backup copy of the content can be created in a different folder inside your web hosting account. Using cron jobs can help you with the management of your websites because you're able to get several things carried out automatically and have reports about them, as opposed to spending valuable time and efforts to complete them manually.

Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting

Setting up a cron job will take you simply 3 very simple steps if you get a shared hosting package from our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all the hosting accounts, features an area dedicated to the crons and when you go there, you have to enter the folder path to the script that you would like to be executed, the command path to the server files for the selected programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), that you can copy and paste from the Server Information section, and after that set how often the cron job should run. For that time interval, we offer two options - an easy to use one with drop-down navigation where one can choose the minutes, hours, days or months, along with a more complex one that is used with other hosting Control Panels where you are required to type numbers and asterisks on particular positions that outline separate periods of time.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you'd like to use cron jobs for some of your websites and you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company, it will not take you more than a few clicks inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel to do this. Installing a brand new cron job is quite simple and you'll be able to add one through the Advanced part of Hepsia where you'll find a box to type in two different things - the path to the programming language system files which you'll find in the Server Information area (PHP, Perl, Python) along with the path to the particular script that you need the cron job to run. The final step is to decide how often the cron will run and we've got a very intuitive interface for that, so by using drop-down menus you will be able to select the interval in minutes, hours or days. In case you are more tech-savvy or used to the particular standard, although more sophisticated way to set a cron interval using digits and asterisks, you can use this solution as well.