A cron job is an automatic task, that performs a certain action - generally running some script in a web hosting account. The task is scheduled, which means that it will run on a regular basis - weekly, daily, hourly and so on. There are various reasons to use a cron job for your sites. As an example, you may get day-to-day reports how many site visitors have registered on your website, a temporary folder can be emptied automatically each and every week or a backup of the content may be made in a standalone folder in your hosting account. Making use of cron jobs can help you with the management of your websites as it is possible to get a lot of things executed automatically and get reports for them, in lieu of investing time and efforts to do them manually.

Cron Jobs in Shared Website Hosting

Setting up a cron job will take you simply 3 simple steps when you get a shared website hosting plan through us. The Hepsia Control Panel, that comes with all the website hosting accounts, has a section dedicated to the crons and as soon as you get there, you need to type the folder path to the script that you would like to be executed, the command path to the system files for the particular programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), which you can copy from the Server Information section, and then determine how frequently the cron job needs to run. For the time interval, our company offers two options - an easy to use one with drop-down navigation where one can pick the minutes, hours, days or months, as well as a more complex one that is used with different web hosting Control Panels in which you have to type numbers and asterisks on specific positions that outline different time periods.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you use a semi-dedicated server account with us to host your sites, you can create cron jobs for all of them effortlessly. This is done in three uncomplicated steps from the Hepsia Control Panel that's used to control the hosting account, so you are able to create a new cron even if you lack previous experience. Within the Cron Jobs area of Hepsia, you'll find a box where you should copy and paste the path to the system files inside your account for the programming language your script was written in - PHP, Python, Perl, Bash, and so on. You also have to provide the folder path to the script file that'll be executed in the same box then use our intuitive drop-down menus to select 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 along with the previously mentioned paths.