A cron job is an automatic task, that executes a certain action - generally running some script in the web hosting account. The task is planned, which means that it will run on a regular basis - hourly, daily, weekly etc. There are many good reasons to make use of a cron job for your websites. As an example, you may get day-to-day reports how many site visitors have registered on your website, some temp folder can be emptied automatically per week or a backup of your content can be made in a standalone folder inside your website hosting account. Employing cron jobs can help you with the management of your websites because you can have a lot of things completed automatically and get reports for them, as an alternative to investing valuable time and efforts to complete them by hand.

Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting

If you get any of our shared hosting packages, you're able to create cron jobs with a couple of clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have never done that before. Hepsia is very user-friendly, so as opposed to typing numbers and asterisks on certain places, which is the typical method to make a cron job, you will be able to pick the minutes, hours or days a given script needs to be executed using very simple drop-down navigation. This is done in the Cron Jobs section of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can use the first method as well, when you're skilled enough and you prefer it. In either case, you'll have to enter the path to the script that'll be executed and the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files in your account. The last mentioned can be found in the Control Panel and you can copy/paste it, still if you encounter any difficulties, you can get in touch with your technical support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Setting up a cron job in our system is a breeze. Once you log in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all semi-dedicated server accounts, you can go to the Cron Jobs section where you just need to choose the directory path to the script file to be run and the command path for the particular language the script was written in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You will be able to find the latter in the Control Panel, thus you can copy and paste it with just a couple of clicks. Next, select the time interval for the cron through drop-down navigation for the months, days, hours or minutes and you're all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the process really easy and intuitive, so you won't have any problems if you do not have prior experience. When you are more tech-savvy, you may also take advantage of the standard cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on one line.