A cron job is an automatic task, which performs a specific action - generally running some script inside a hosting account. The task is pre-set, so it will run on a regular basis - hourly, daily, weekly etc. There are many reasons to employ a cron job for your websites. For example, you may get day-to-day reports how many site visitors have signed up on your website, some temporary folder may be emptied automatically per week or a backup copy of the content may be generated in a different folder within your hosting account. Using cron jobs can help you with the administration of your sites because you are able to get several things carried out automatically and get reports for them, instead of spending valuable time and efforts to do them manually.

Cron Jobs in Shared Web Hosting

The simple to use Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will allow you to create cron jobs effortlessly. If you don't have prior knowledge of these types of matters, you will find a really easy-to-use interface where you can plan the execution of your cron, picking one or several time options - minutes, hours, days, months, or certain weekdays. The one thing you will have to fill in yourself is the specific command to be executed, which consists of the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts and the path to the particular file that is to be executed. Knowledgeable customers may also take advantage of the Advanced mode of the instrument and type in manually the execution period using numbers and asterisks. If you'd like more crons than your shared web hosting package allows you to have, you can upgrade this feature in increments of five with just a couple of clicks.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you use a semi-dedicated server account with our company to host your websites, you can set up cron jobs for all of them with ease. This is done in three very simple steps inside the Hepsia Control Panel that's used to take care of the web hosting account, so you will be able to set up a new cron even if you don't have any prior experience. In the Cron Jobs part of Hepsia, you'll find a box where you need to copy/paste the path to the system files inside your account for the programming language your script was designed in - Python, PHP, Perl, Bash, etcetera. You also need to provide the folder path to the script file that will be executed in the same box and use our intuitive drop-down menus to select how often our system will run the cron. Advanced users, can also employ the traditional method of creating a cron job by typing digits and asterisks in certain positions in addition to the aforementioned paths.