A cron job is an automated task, which executes a particular action - generally executing a script inside a hosting account. The task is pre-set, therefore it will run regularly - hourly, daily, weekly etc. There are many reasons to make use of a cron job for your websites. As an example, you can get regular reports how many visitors have signed up on your website, a temp folder may be emptied automatically once a week or a backup copy of your content can be generated in a standalone folder in your web hosting account. Making use of cron jobs can help you with the administration of your websites since it is possible to get lots of things carried out automatically and have reports for them, as opposed to investing precious time and efforts to do them manually.

Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting

If you get any of our shared hosting plans, you can set up cron jobs with a couple of clicks using your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have never done that previously. Hepsia is quite user-friendly, so rather than writing numbers and asterisks on specific places, which is the common way to assign a cron job, you'll be able to choose the days, hours or minutes some script has to be executed using quick drop-down navigation. This is done in your Cron Jobs area of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can use the first method too, if you are knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you will also have to enter the path to the script that will be executed along with the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files inside your account. The aforementioned is included in the Control Panel and you're able to copy/paste it, still if you encounter any kind of difficulties, you can always contact your technical support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

You are able to install as many cron jobs as you'd like if you host your websites with a semi-dedicated server account from our company and it doesn't take over a minute to do that. In contrast to many other website hosting Control Panels where you should type commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line to set up a cron job, our Hepsia Control Panel includes a time and effort saving interface where you're able to select how often a new cron has to run by using simple drop-down menus to select the hours, minutes, day of the week, etcetera. The two things that you will have to enter manually are the folder path to the script file which has to be executed along with the command path to the programming language system files in the account (Perl, Python, PHP). You can copy and paste the latter from the Server Information section of your web hosting Control Panel, which means that it won't take you more than a couple of clicks to set up a cron job within your semi-dedicated account.