A cron job is an automated task, that executes a specific action - generally executing some script in a hosting account. The task is scheduled, which means that it will run regularly - weekly, daily, hourly and so on. There are lots of reasons to use a cron job for your websites. For example, you can get regular reports how many website visitors have registered on your website, some temporary folder can be emptied automatically each week or a backup of the content can be made in a separate folder within your web hosting account. Employing cron jobs can help you with the management of your sites as you'll be able to get a lot of things completed automatically and have reports about them, as opposed to investing valuable time and efforts to do them by hand.

Cron Jobs in Shared Website Hosting

Creating a cron job will take you exactly three quick steps when you get a shared website hosting package with us. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all the website hosting accounts, features an area focused on the crons and as soon as you go there, you have to type the folder path to the script that you would like to be executed, the command path to the server files for the selected programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), that you can copy from the Server Information section, and determine how often the cron job has to run. For the time interval, we provide two options - an easy to use one with drop-down menus where one can pick the minutes, hours, days or months, as well as a more advanced one that is used with different website hosting Control Panels where you are expected to type numbers and asterisks on particular positions that outline different time periods.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Setting up a cron job in our system is really simple. Once you log in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with all of the semi-dedicated server accounts, you'll be able to go to the Cron Jobs section where you only have to choose 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 will be able to find the latter in the Control Panel, thus you can copy/paste it with just a few clicks. Then, choose the time period for the cron using drop-down menus for the minutes, hours, days or months and you'll be all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the process very simple and intuitive, so you will not have any problems if you don't have previous experience. In case you are more tech-savvy, you can also use the common cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on one line.