A cron job is an automatic task, that executes a specific action - generally executing a script in the website hosting account. The task is pre-set, so that it will run regularly - hourly, daily, weekly and so on. There are lots of good reasons to employ a cron job for your sites. For instance, you may get daily reports how many site visitors have signed up on your website, a temporary folder can be emptied automatically each week or a backup of the content can be created in a standalone folder within your website hosting account. Making use of cron jobs can help you with the management of your sites because you're able to have lots of things carried out automatically and have reports about them, in lieu of investing time and efforts to do them yourself.

Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting

Setting up a cron job requires exactly three very simple steps when you get a shared hosting plan with our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all of the hosting accounts, features a section centered on the crons and when you get there, you have to type the folder path to the script that you'd like to be executed, the command path to the server files for the specific programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), that you can copy from the Server Information section, and then specify how often the cron job should run. For that time interval, we offer two choices - an easy to use one with drop-down navigation where you can choose the minutes, hours, days and/or months, and a more advanced one that's used with other website hosting Control Panels where you should type numbers and asterisks on specific positions that outline different periods of time.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You will be able to create as many cron jobs as you need if you host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and it doesn't take more than one minute to do that. Unlike many other hosting Control Panels where you should type in commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line to be able to set up a cron job, our Hepsia Control Panel contains a user-friendly interface where you can decide how often a new cron has to run by using simple drop-down menus to choose the minutes, hours, weekdays, etc. The two things which you will need to type in manually are the folder path to the script file which should be executed plus the command path to the programming language system files in the account (PHP. Perl, Python). You can copy/paste the aforementioned from the Server Information area of your web hosting Control Panel, so it will not take you more than a few clicks to create a cron job inside your semi-dedicated account.