A cron job is an automated task, which executes a specific action - usually running a script inside a website hosting account. The task is pre-set, therefore it will run on a regular basis - weekly, daily, hourly etc. There are many reasons to use a cron job for your websites. For instance, you can get day-to-day reports how many website visitors have registered on your site, some temp folder may be emptied automatically per week or a backup copy of your content can be generated in a separate folder within your website hosting account. Making use of cron jobs will help you with the management of your sites as you can get a lot of things carried out automatically and have reports about them, as opposed to investing time and efforts to do them manually.

Cron Jobs in Shared Website Hosting

The easy to use Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will help you to set up cron jobs with ease. In case you don't have previous knowledge of these types of things, you'll find a very easy-to-use interface where you could plan the execution of your cron, picking one or more time frame options - months, days, hours, minutes, or particular days of the week. The only thing you will have to type in manually is the specific task to be run, which consists of the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts and the path to the actual file that will be executed. More capable users may also make use of the Advanced mode of the tool and type in by hand the execution time using numbers and asterisks. If you need more crons than your shared website hosting package allows you to have, you are able to upgrade this characteristic in batches of five with just a few clicks.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Installing a cron job in our system is a piece of cake. Once you log in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with all of the semi-dedicated server accounts, you will be able to go to the Cron Jobs section where you just have to select the directory path to the script file to be executed as well as the command path for the specific language the script was written in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You're able to find the aforementioned in the Control Panel, and you can copy/paste it with a few clicks. After that, choose the time interval for the cron via drop-down menus for the minutes, hours, days or months and you will be all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the process very simple and intuitive, so you won't have any problems if you don't have previous experience. If you are more tech-savvy, you can also take advantage of the regular cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on a single line.