A cron job is an automated task, that executes a particular action - usually executing some script inside a web hosting account. The task is planned, which means that it will run regularly - weekly, daily, hourly and so on. There are various good reasons to make use of a cron job for your websites. For instance, you may get regular reports how many website visitors have registered on your site, some temporary folder can be emptied automatically once a week or a backup copy of your content may be created in a different folder in your hosting account. Making use of cron jobs can help you with the management of your websites since you can have numerous things executed automatically and have reports about them, as opposed to spending time and efforts to complete them manually.

Cron Jobs in Shared Website Hosting

Creating a cron job will take you simply 3 very simple steps if you get a shared website hosting package through us. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all the hosting accounts, has an area centered on the crons and when you get there, you need to type the folder path to the script that you'd like to be run, the command path to the system files for the selected programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), that you can copy and paste from the Server Information section, and after that set how frequently the cron job needs to run. For that time interval, our company offers two options - a very intuitive one with drop-down navigation where you can select the minutes, hours, days or months, and a more complex one that's used with different website hosting Control Panels where you need to type numbers and asterisks on particular positions that define different time periods.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you use a semi-dedicated server account with us to host your sites, you will be able to set up cron jobs for any of them without any difficulty. This can be done in three very easy steps inside the Hepsia Control Panel which is used to control the web hosting account, so you will be able to set up a new cron even if you do not have any previous experience. Within the Cron Jobs part of Hepsia, you will discover a box where you should copy/paste the path to the system files in your account for the programming language your script was written in - Perl, Bash, Python, PHP, etc. You also have to enter the folder path to the script file that'll be executed in the same box and then use our intuitive drop-down menus to select how often our system will run the cron. Advanced users, can also use the traditional method of creating a cron job by typing digits and asterisks in specific positions as well as the previously mentioned paths.