A cron job is an automated task, that performs a certain action - typically running a script in the website hosting account. The task is scheduled, so it will run on a regular basis - hourly, daily, weekly and so on. There are lots of good reasons to employ a cron job for your sites. As an example, you can get day-to-day reports how many visitors have signed up on your site, a temporary folder may be emptied automatically weekly or a backup copy of the content may be created in a standalone folder in your hosting account. Using cron jobs will help you with the administration of your websites because you'll be able to have a lot of things done automatically and have reports for them, rather than spending time and efforts to do them yourself.

Cron Jobs in Shared Web Hosting

Our user-friendly Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will help you to set up cron jobs without difficulty. If you do not have previous knowledge about these types of things, you will find an incredibly easy-to-use interface where one can schedule the execution of the cron, choosing one or several time options - months, days, hours, minutes, or certain days of the week. The only thing that you have to fill manually is the precise command to be executed, which includes the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts as well as the path to the particular file that will be executed. More skillful customers may also take advantage of the Advanced mode of the tool and enter manually the execution period with numbers and asterisks. If you want more crons than your shared web hosting plan lets you have, you can upgrade this attribute in increments of five with a couple of clicks.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

You are able to create as many cron jobs as you'd like if you host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account from us and it doesn't take more than a minute to do that. In contrast to various hosting Control Panels where you need to type in commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line to set up a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel features an intuitive interface where you will be able to select how often a cron needs to run by using simple drop-down menus to select the hours, minutes, day of the week, etc. The only two things which you will have to submit manually are the folder path to the script file that has to be executed and the command path to the programming language system files in the account (PHP. Perl, Python). You can copy/paste the aforementioned from the Server Information area of your website hosting Control Panel, therefore it will not take you more than several clicks to create a cron job within your semi-dedicated account.