A cron job is an automatic task, which performs a particular action - generally running some script in a web hosting account. The task is planned, which means that it will run on a regular basis - weekly, daily, hourly etc. There are various reasons to employ a cron job for your sites. For example, you can get regular reports how many site visitors have registered on your site, a temporary folder can be emptied automatically weekly or a backup copy of your content can be generated in a different folder within your website hosting account. Employing cron jobs can help you with the administration of your websites because you'll be able to get many things carried out automatically and have reports for them, instead of investing precious time and efforts to complete them by hand.

Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting

Creating a cron job will take you precisely 3 quick steps if you get a shared hosting package from us. The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all of the hosting accounts, has an area centered on the crons and once you go there, you need to enter the folder path to the script that you would like to be run, the command path to the server files for the specified programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), which you can copy from the Server Information section, and then specify how often the cron job should run. For the time interval, we offer two options - an easy to use one with drop-down menus where one can choose the minutes, hours, days and/or months, as well as a more complex one that is used with various other website hosting Control Panels where you are required to type numbers and asterisks on particular positions that outline separate time periods.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you want to use cron jobs for some of your sites and you have a semi-dedicated server account from us, it will not take you more than a couple of clicks inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel to do this. Setting up a new cron job is quite simple and you'll be able to add one through the Advanced part of Hepsia where you can find a box to type in two things - the path to the programming language system files which you can find inside the Server Information section (PHP, Python, Perl) along with the path to the script that you wish the cron job to run. The very last step is to select how often the cron will be executed and we've got an extremely time and effort saving interface for that, so by using drop-down menus you're able to select the interval in minutes, hours or days. If you are more tech-savvy or used to the standard, albeit more advanced way to assign a cron interval using digits and asterisks, you can use this solution as well.