A cron job is an automated task, that executes a particular action - generally running some script in a hosting account. The task is scheduled, so that it will run regularly - weekly, daily, hourly and so on. There are lots of good reasons to use a cron job for your websites. For example, you can get day-to-day reports how many website visitors have signed up on your website, a temp folder may be emptied automatically once a week or a backup of the content can be generated in a different folder in your hosting account. Using cron jobs will help you with the administration of your sites since you can get several things executed automatically and have reports for them, rather than spending time and efforts to complete them yourself.

Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting

When you get any of our shared hosting packages, you can create cron jobs with a few clicks using your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have never done that previously. Hepsia is quite intuitive, so as opposed to entering numbers and asterisks on specific places, which is the usual technique to assign a cron job, you will be able to pick the minutes, hours or days some script has to be run using very simple drop-down menus. This is done in your Cron Jobs part of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can always use the first method too, when you're experienced enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you will also have to enter the path to the script that will be executed and the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files within your account. The aforementioned is available in the Control Panel and you'll be able to copy/paste it, but if you encounter any difficulties, you can contact your tech support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

You're able to set up as many cron jobs as you need when you host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and it doesn't take over one minute to do that. In contrast to other web hosting Control Panels where you have to type commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line so that you can create a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel has an intuitive interface where you are able to decide how often a cron should run by using simple drop-down menus to select the minutes, hours, weekdays, etcetera. The only two things that you'll need to submit manually are the folder path to the script file which has to be run and the command path to the programming language system files in the account (Perl, Python, PHP). You'll be able to copy and paste the aforementioned from the Server Information part of your hosting Control Panel, so it won't take you more than a couple of clicks to create a cron job in your semi-dedicated account.