A cron job is an automatic task, which executes a specific action - generally executing some script in a hosting account. The task is scheduled, which means that it will run regularly - hourly, daily, weekly etc. There are many good reasons to use a cron job for your websites. For instance, you may get daily reports how many visitors have signed up on your website, a temporary folder may be emptied automatically weekly or a backup copy of the content may be generated in a separate folder in your web hosting account. Employing cron jobs can help you with the management of your websites since you can get a lot of things executed automatically and have reports about them, instead of investing precious time and efforts to complete them manually.

Cron Jobs in Shared Website Hosting

Setting up a cron job requires simply three quick steps when you obtain a shared website hosting plan with our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all of the website hosting accounts, has an area dedicated to the crons and once you go there, you have to enter the folder path to the script that you would like to be run, the command path to the server files for the particular programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), that you can copy and paste from the Server Information section, and then set how frequently the cron job needs to run. For that time interval, we offer two choices - an easy to use one with drop-down navigation where you can choose the minutes, hours, days or months, along with a more advanced one that is used with different website hosting Control Panels where you are expected to type numbers and asterisks on specific positions that outline separate periods of time.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you wish to use cron jobs for some of your sites and you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company, it won't take you more than a couple of clicks in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel to do this. Installing a brand new cron job is really simple and you're able to add one from the Advanced section of Hepsia where you can find a box to type in two different things - the path to the programming language system files that you will find inside the Server Information area (Perl, Python, PHP) along with the path to the script that you would like the cron job to execute. The very last step is to select how often the cron will be executed and we've got an extremely user-friendly interface for that, so by using drop-down menus you are able to pick the interval in days, hours or minutes. If you are more tech-savvy or used to the standard, albeit more advanced way to set a cron interval using digits and asterisks, you can use this solution as well.