A cron job is an automated task, that performs a certain action - usually running some script in the hosting account. The task is scheduled, therefore it will run regularly - hourly, daily, weekly and so on. There are various reasons to use a cron job for your sites. As an example, you may get day-to-day reports how many site visitors have signed up on your site, some temp folder can be emptied automatically each week or a backup of your content may be generated in a separate folder inside your website hosting account. Making use of cron jobs will help you with the management of your sites since it is possible to get numerous things completed automatically and get reports for them, as an alternative to spending valuable time and efforts to complete them manually.

Cron Jobs in Shared Website Hosting

When you get any of our shared website hosting plans, you can create cron jobs with just a few mouse clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have never done that previously. Hepsia is very simple to use, so rather than writing numbers and asterisks on certain positions, which is the typical method to assign a cron job, you'll be able to choose the days, hours or minutes a given script should be executed using very simple drop-down menus. This is done in the Cron Jobs section of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can use the first method as well, if you're experienced enough and you prefer it. In either case, you'll have 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 aforementioned is available in the Control Panel and you can copy/paste it, yet if you experience any difficulties, you can get in touch with your support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can install as many cron jobs as you need when you host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and it doesn't take more than a minute to do that. In contrast to various web hosting Control Panels where you need to enter commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line to create a cron job, our Hepsia Control Panel includes an intuitive interface where you will be able to select how often a cron should be executed by using simple drop-down menus to select the hours, minutes, day of the week, etcetera. The two things that you'll have to submit manually are the folder path to the script file that should be run and the command path to the programming language system files in the account (Perl, Python, PHP). You can copy the aforementioned from the Server Information section of your hosting Control Panel, therefore it will not take you more than a few clicks to create a cron job in your semi-dedicated account.