A cron job is an automatic task, that executes a particular action - typically executing some script inside a hosting account. The task is planned, which means that it will run regularly - weekly, daily, hourly etc. There are many good reasons to employ a cron job for your sites. For instance, you may get regular reports how many site visitors have signed up on your site, a temp folder can be emptied automatically once a week or a backup of your content can be generated in a different folder within your website hosting account. Making use of cron jobs will help you with the administration of your websites because you are able to get lots of things completed automatically and get reports for them, in lieu of spending time and efforts to complete them manually.

Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting

When you get any of our shared hosting plans, you will be able to create cron jobs with only a few mouse clicks using your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have not done that before. Hepsia is very simple to use, so as opposed to entering numbers and asterisks on specific places, which is the common technique to set up a cron job, you'll be able to select the minutes, hours or days a given script needs to be run using quick drop-down navigation. This is done in your Cron Jobs section of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can use the first method as well, when you are knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you'll have to type in the path to the script that'll be executed along with the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files within your account. The aforementioned is included in the Control Panel and you're able to copy/paste it, but if you encounter any difficulties, you can get in touch with your technical support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

Setting up a cron job in our system is quite easy. Once you log in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with all the semi-dedicated server accounts, you will be able to go to the Cron Jobs section where you only have to choose the directory path to the script file to be run and the command path for the particular language the script was written in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You can find the latter inside the Control Panel, so you can copy and paste it with a few clicks. After that, select the time interval for your cron using drop-down navigation for the months, days, hours or minutes and you will be all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the process really simple and intuitive, so you will not have any problems if you do not have previous experience. In case you are more experienced, you may also take advantage of the regular cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on one line.