A cron job is an automatic task, which executes a certain action - typically running some script in the hosting account. The task is pre-set, therefore it will run on a regular basis - hourly, daily, weekly etc. There are lots of good reasons to use a cron job for your sites. As an example, you may get day-to-day reports how many website visitors have registered on your website, a temporary folder may be emptied automatically per week or a backup of your content can be created in a different folder within your web hosting account. Making use of cron jobs can help you with the management of your websites because you are able to get a lot of things carried out automatically and get reports about them, rather than spending precious time and efforts to complete them manually.

Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting

If you get any of our shared hosting plans, you are able to set up cron jobs with only a few mouse clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have not done that before. Hepsia is quite intuitive, so rather than typing numbers and asterisks on particular positions, which is the typical way to assign a cron job, you'll be able to choose the minutes, hours or days a given script has to be executed using uncomplicated drop-down navigation. The latter is done from your Cron Jobs area of the Control Panel and, of course, you can always use the first method as well, when you are knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you will also need to type in the path to the script which will be executed as well as the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files in your account. The last mentioned is available in the Control Panel and you are able to copy/paste it, yet if you experience any kind of issues, you can always call your technical support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

Setting up a cron job in our system is a piece of cake. Once you sign in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with all the semi-dedicated server accounts, you are able to go to the Cron Jobs section where you only have to pick the directory path to the script file to be executed along with the command path for the particular language the script was written in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You are able to find the latter within the Control Panel, so you can copy and paste it with just a couple of clicks. Next, select the time period for the cron using drop-down navigation for the minutes, hours, days or months and you're all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the entire process really easy and intuitive, so you won't have any problems if you do not have previous experience. In case you are more experienced, you may also take advantage of the standard cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on a single line.