A cron job is an automated task, that performs a specific action - generally running some script in a website hosting account. The task is scheduled, which means that it will run on a regular basis - weekly, daily, hourly and so on. There are numerous good reasons to make use of a cron job for your websites. As an example, you may get daily reports how many website visitors have registered on your site, some temp folder can be emptied automatically once a week or a backup copy of your content can be created in a different folder within your website hosting account. Employing cron jobs will help you with the administration of your sites as you'll be able to have many things executed automatically and get reports for them, in lieu of spending time and efforts to do them manually.

Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting

Creating a cron job requires simply three simple steps when you get a shared hosting plan through us. The Hepsia Control Panel, that comes with all of the hosting accounts, features a section dedicated to the crons and as soon as you go there, you have to enter the folder path to the script which you want to be executed, the command path to the system files for the specific programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), which you can copy from the Server Information section, and then set how often the cron job has to run. For the time interval, we offer two choices - a very intuitive 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 many other hosting Control Panels in which you need to type numbers and asterisks on specific positions that outline separate time periods.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

Setting up a cron job in our system is very simple. Once you log in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with all the semi-dedicated server accounts, you're able to go to the Cron Jobs section where you just have to choose the directory path to the script file to be executed along with the command path for the specific language the script was written in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You can find the aforementioned inside the Control Panel, so you can copy/paste it with a few clicks. Next, select the time period for your cron through drop-down navigation for the minutes, hours, days or months and you will be all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the whole process really easy and intuitive, so you won't have any problems if you don't have prior experience. When you are more tech-savvy, you can also take advantage of the standard cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on one line.