A cron job is an automatic task, that performs a specific action - generally running some script in a hosting account. The task is planned, so it will run regularly - hourly, daily, weekly etc. There are lots of good reasons to employ a cron job for your sites. For instance, you may get daily reports how many visitors have signed up on your website, some temporary folder can be emptied automatically per week or a backup of your content can be created in a different folder in your website hosting account. Making use of cron jobs will help you with the management of your websites since you can have many things executed automatically and have reports about them, in lieu of spending time and efforts to complete them manually.

Cron Jobs in Shared Website Hosting

When you get any of our shared website hosting plans, you'll be able to set up cron jobs with only a few clicks using your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have not done that before. Hepsia is really easy to use, so as opposed to typing numbers and asterisks on specific positions, which is the usual way to set up a cron job, you'll be able to choose the days, hours or minutes a given script has to be run using very simple drop-down navigation. The latter is done in the Cron Jobs area of the Control Panel and, of course, you can always use the first method too, when you're experienced enough and you prefer it. In either case, you will also have to enter the path to the script that will be executed as well as the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files in your account. The aforementioned can be found in the Control Panel and you'll be able to copy/paste it, but if you encounter any kind of difficulties, you can contact your tech support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

You're able to assign as many cron jobs as you'd like when you host your websites with a semi-dedicated server account from our company and it does not take over one minute to do that. In contrast to various web hosting Control Panels where you need to type commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line in order to create a cron job, our Hepsia Control Panel comes with a time and effort saving interface where you'll be able to select how often a cron needs to run by using simple drop-down menus to pick the minutes, hours, day of the week, etcetera. The only two things that you will need to enter manually are the folder path to the script file which should be run plus the command path to the programming language system files in the account (Perl, Python, PHP). You will be able to copy/paste the latter from the Server Information part of your web hosting Control Panel, therefore it will not take you more than a couple of clicks to set up a cron job in your semi-dedicated account.