A cron job is an automatic task, that executes a particular action - typically running a script inside a hosting account. The task is planned, so it will run on a regular basis - weekly, daily, hourly etc. There are various reasons to use a cron job for your sites. For instance, you can get day-to-day reports how many site visitors have registered on your website, a temporary folder may be emptied automatically once a week or a backup copy of your content may be made in a standalone folder in your web hosting account. Making use of cron jobs will help you with the administration of your websites since you can have several things carried out automatically and get reports about them, rather than investing valuable time and efforts to complete them yourself.

Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting

When you get any of our shared hosting plans, you will be able to set up cron jobs with just a few mouse clicks through your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have not done that before. Hepsia is really intuitive, so instead of writing numbers and asterisks on certain places, which is the common method to create a cron job, you will be able to pick the minutes, hours or days a script needs to be executed using simple drop-down menus. The latter is done from your Cron Jobs part of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can use the first method as well, in case you're knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you'll need to type in the path to the script that'll be executed and the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files within your account. The last mentioned is included in the Control Panel and you'll be able to copy/paste it, but if you encounter any issues, you can contact your support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

Installing a cron job in our system is quite easy. Once you sign in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with all the semi-dedicated server accounts, you can go to the Cron Jobs section where you only have to select the directory path to the script file to be executed along with the command path for the specific language the script was designed in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You are able to find the aforementioned within the Control Panel, thus you can copy/paste it with a couple of clicks. After that, select the time interval for your cron through drop-down menus for the minutes, hours, days or months and you're all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the process very simple and intuitive, so you won't have any problems if you don't have previous experience. If you are more tech-savvy, you may also use the standard cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on a single line.