A cron job is an automatic task, which executes a particular action - usually executing a script in the web hosting account. The task is planned, therefore it will run regularly - weekly, daily, hourly and so on. There are lots of reasons to employ a cron job for your websites. For instance, you may get daily reports how many website visitors have signed up on your website, a temporary folder can be emptied automatically each week or a backup of your content can be created in a separate folder within your web hosting account. Using cron jobs can help you with the management of your sites as you are able to have many things completed automatically and have reports about them, in lieu of investing precious time and efforts to complete them by hand.

Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting

Setting up a cron job requires exactly three simple steps when you acquire a shared hosting package from our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, that comes with all the web hosting accounts, has an area dedicated to the crons and as soon as you get there, you have to enter the folder path to the script which you want to be executed, the command path to the system files for the specific programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), which you can copy and paste from the Server Information section, and specify how often the cron job needs to run. For the time interval, we provide two options - a very intuitive one with drop-down navigation where one can pick the minutes, hours, days or months, along with a more complex one that's used with various other hosting Control Panels in which you are expected to type numbers and asterisks on certain positions that outline separate periods of time.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you wish to use cron jobs for any of your websites and you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company, it won't take you more than a couple of clicks in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel to do this. Setting up a brand new cron job is really simple and you are able to add one from the Advanced section of Hepsia where you can find a box to type in two different things - the path to the programming language system files which you will find inside the Server Information section (PHP, Python, Perl) along with the path to the script that you want the cron job to run. The last step is to determine how often the cron will run and we've got a rather intuitive interface for that, so by using drop-down navigation you'll be able to select the interval in days, hours or minutes. In case you are more tech-savvy or used to the particular standard, although more advanced way to assign a cron interval through digits and asterisks, you can use this method as well.