A cron job is an automated task, which executes a specific action - typically executing a script in the hosting account. The task is planned, which means that it will run on a regular basis - hourly, daily, weekly etc. There are various reasons to employ a cron job for your websites. For example, you can get day-to-day reports how many site visitors have registered on your site, some temp folder may be emptied automatically once a week or a backup copy of the content can be created in a different folder within your web hosting account. Using cron jobs can help you with the management of your sites as you'll be able to have lots of things completed automatically and get reports for them, rather than spending valuable time and efforts to complete them by hand.

Cron Jobs in Shared Website Hosting

Setting up a cron job will take you simply 3 very simple steps when you acquire a shared website hosting package with our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all of the web hosting accounts, features an area dedicated to the crons and once you get there, you need to enter the folder path to the script that you want to be run, the command path to the system files for the specific programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), that you can copy from the Server Information section, and after that determine how frequently the cron job should run. For the time interval, we provide two options - a very intuitive one with drop-down menus where you can pick the minutes, hours, days or months, and a more complex one that's used with various other website hosting Control Panels in which you are required to type numbers and asterisks on specific positions that outline different periods of time.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you use a semi-dedicated server account with our company to host your websites, you are able to create cron jobs for any of them effortlessly. This is done in 3 really easy steps in the Hepsia Control Panel that's used to take care of the website hosting account, so you are able to set up a new cron even if you don't have any previous experience. Inside the Cron Jobs part of Hepsia, you will discover a box where you have to copy and paste the path to the system files inside your account for the programming language your script was designed in - PHP, Perl, Bash, Python, etc. You also have to provide the folder path to the script file which will be executed in the same box and then use our intuitive drop-down menus to decide how often our system will execute the cron. Experienced users, can also employ the traditional method of creating a cron job by typing digits and asterisks in specific positions in addition to the previously mentioned paths.