A cron job is an automated task, which performs a certain action - generally running some script in the website hosting account. The task is scheduled, so that it will run regularly - hourly, daily, weekly etc. There are various reasons to use a cron job for your websites. As an example, you may get daily reports how many visitors have signed up on your website, a temp folder may be emptied automatically each and every week or a backup copy of the content may be generated in a standalone folder within your web hosting account. Using cron jobs can help you with the management of your sites as you're able to get lots of things executed automatically and have reports about them, in lieu of spending precious time and efforts to complete them by hand.

Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting

Setting up a cron job requires simply 3 very simple steps when you acquire a shared hosting plan with us. The Hepsia Control Panel, that comes with all of the website hosting accounts, has an area focused on the crons and once you get there, you should enter the folder path to the script that you'd like to be run, the command path to the system files for the specified programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), which you can copy from the Server Information section, and specify how often the cron job needs to run. For the time interval, our company offers two choices - a user-friendly one with drop-down menus where one can pick the minutes, hours, days or months, along with a more advanced one that's used with other website hosting Control Panels in which you need to type numbers and asterisks on certain positions that outline separate time periods.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can create as many cron jobs as you'd like when you host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account from us and it does not take over a minute to do that. In contrast to various web hosting Control Panels where you have to enter commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line to create a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel features a time and effort saving interface where you are able to select how often a cron needs to be executed by using simple drop-down menus to pick the minutes, hours, weekdays, etcetera. The two things that you'll need to submit manually are the folder path to the script file that should be run plus the command path to the programming language system files in the account (PHP. Perl, Python). You'll be able to copy and paste the aforementioned from the Server Information area of your hosting Control Panel, which means that it won't take you more than a few clicks to set up a cron job inside your semi-dedicated account.