A cron job is an automatic task, that performs a certain action - typically executing a script in a web hosting account. The task is scheduled, therefore it will run regularly - hourly, daily, weekly and so on. There are numerous good reasons to use a cron job for your websites. As an example, you can get daily reports how many website visitors have signed up on your website, some temp folder can be emptied automatically per week or a backup copy of the content can be made in a standalone folder inside your hosting account. Making use of cron jobs can help you with the management of your sites as you are able to get many things done automatically and have reports about them, rather than investing precious time and efforts to do them manually.

Cron Jobs in Shared Website Hosting

Creating a cron job will take you precisely three very simple steps if you get a shared website hosting plan from us. The Hepsia Control Panel, that comes with all of the hosting accounts, features a section centered on the crons and when you go there, you need to enter the folder path to the script which you want to be executed, the command path to the server files for the specified programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), that you can copy and paste from the Server Information section, and specify how frequently the cron job should run. For the time interval, we offer two options - a user-friendly one with drop-down navigation where you can choose the minutes, hours, days and/or months, along with a more complex one that's used with various other web hosting Control Panels in which you should type numbers and asterisks on certain positions that define different time periods.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you use a semi-dedicated server account with us to host your websites, you'll be able to create cron jobs for all of them without any difficulty. This is done in 3 uncomplicated steps inside the Hepsia Control Panel that's used to manage the web hosting account, so you'll be able to create a new cron even if you don't have any previous experience. Within the Cron Jobs area of Hepsia, you will discover a box where you need to copy and paste the path to the system files in your account for the programming language your script was designed in - Perl, Bash, Python, PHP, and so on. You also need to enter the folder path to the script file that'll be executed in the same box then use our user-friendly drop-down menus to decide how often our system will execute the cron. More experienced users, can also take advantage of the traditional method of setting up a cron job by typing digits and asterisks in specific positions as well as the aforementioned paths.