A cron job is an automatic task, that performs a specific action - typically executing a script in the hosting account. The task is scheduled, so it will run on a regular basis - weekly, daily, hourly and so on. There are various good reasons to use a cron job for your sites. As an example, you may get daily reports how many site visitors have registered on your site, a temp folder can be emptied automatically each and every week or a backup copy of your content can be created in a separate folder in your website hosting account. Making use of cron jobs will help you with the administration of your websites as it is possible to get a lot of things done automatically and get reports for them, in lieu of spending time and efforts to complete them yourself.

Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting

Our simple to use Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will allow you to set up cron jobs with ease. If you do not have previous knowledge of these kinds of matters, you will find a very intuitive interface where you can schedule the execution of your cron, choosing one or several time options - months, days, hours, minutes, or particular weekdays. The thing that you have to type in manually is the precise command to be run, which includes the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts and also the path to the particular file that is to be executed. More knowledgeable users may also take advantage of the Advanced mode of our instrument and type in by hand the execution time period with numbers and asterisks. If you want more crons than your shared hosting plan lets you have, you can upgrade this feature in batches of five with a couple of mouse clicks.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you use a semi-dedicated server account from us to host your sites, you are able to create cron jobs for any of them with ease. This can be done in 3 uncomplicated steps from the Hepsia Control Panel which is used to take care of the website hosting account, so you are able to create a new cron even if you do not have any prior experience. In the Cron Jobs section of Hepsia, you will discover a box where you should copy and paste the path to the system files inside your account for the programming language your script was designed in - Perl, Bash, Python, PHP, and so on. You also have to enter the folder path to the script file which will be executed in the same box then use our user-friendly drop-down menus to select how often our system will run 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.