A cron job is an automated task, which executes a particular action - generally executing some script in a hosting account. The task is planned, which means that it will run regularly - hourly, daily, weekly and so on. There are many reasons to employ a cron job for your websites. As an example, you can get daily reports how many website visitors have signed up on your site, a temporary folder may be emptied automatically each week or a backup copy of the content may be created in a different folder in your hosting account. Employing cron jobs will help you with the administration of your sites because it is possible to get several things carried out automatically and have reports about them, instead of spending precious time and efforts to complete them by hand.

Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting

When you get any of our shared hosting packages, you'll be able to create cron jobs with a couple clicks via your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have not done that previously. Hepsia is really intuitive, 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 days, hours or minutes a script needs to be run using very simple drop-down navigation. This is done in the Cron Jobs section of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can always use the first method too, when you are experienced enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you will also need to enter the path to the script that will be executed and the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files within your account. The last mentioned is available in the Control Panel and you can copy/paste it, but if you encounter any issues, you can contact your support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you would like 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 few clicks inside your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel to do that. Setting up a brand new cron job is quite simple and you will be able to add one through the Advanced section of Hepsia where you'll find a box to type in 2 things - the path to the programming language system files which you will find inside the Server Information area (Perl, Python, PHP) and the path to the script that you'd like the cron job to execute. The last step is to select how often the cron will run and we've got a very user-friendly interface for that, which means that by using drop-down navigation you can choose the interval in minutes, hours or days. If you are more tech-savvy or used to this standard, albeit more advanced way to set a cron interval through digits and asterisks, you can use this method as well.