A cron job is an automated task, that performs a certain action - typically executing a script in a website hosting account. The task is planned, so it will run on a regular basis - weekly, daily, hourly and so on. There are various good reasons to make use of a cron job for your websites. For example, you can get regular reports how many visitors have registered on your website, a temp folder may be emptied automatically every week or a backup of the content can be created in a separate folder inside your web hosting account. Making use of cron jobs will help you with the management of your sites because it is possible to have numerous things carried out automatically and have reports for them, as opposed to spending time and efforts to do them by hand.

Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting

Creating a cron job will take you just 3 simple steps when you acquire a shared hosting plan from our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all the hosting accounts, features a section centered on the crons and as soon as you go there, you need to type the folder path to the script that you would like to be run, the command path to the system files for the specified programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), that you can copy and paste from the Server Information section, and after that specify how often the cron job needs to run. For the time interval, our company offers two choices - a very intuitive one with drop-down menus where one can select the minutes, hours, days or months, along with a more advanced one that's used with different hosting Control Panels in which you are required to type numbers and asterisks on particular positions that outline separate periods of time.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you'd like to use cron jobs for some of your sites and you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, it won't take you more than a few clicks in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel to do that. Creating a new cron job is quite simple and you can add one through the Advanced section of Hepsia where you can find a box to enter 2 things - the path to the programming language system files that you will find inside the Server Information area (Perl, Python, PHP) along with the path to the particular script that you need the cron job to execute. The last step is to choose how often the cron will run and we have an extremely time and effort saving interface for that, which means that by using drop-down navigation you're able to pick the interval in days, hours or minutes. In case you are more tech-savvy or used to this standard, although more complex way to set a cron interval employing digits and asterisks, you can use this solution as well.