A cron job is an automatic task, which performs a specific action - generally executing some script inside a website hosting account. The task is scheduled, so it will run on a regular basis - weekly, daily, hourly etc. There are lots of good reasons to employ a cron job for your sites. For instance, you may get day-to-day reports how many visitors have signed up on your website, some temporary folder may be emptied automatically per week or a backup of your content may be created in a separate folder in your web hosting account. Making use of cron jobs can help you with the management of your sites as it is possible to have numerous things done automatically and have reports for them, instead of spending time and efforts to complete them by hand.

Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with all our shared hosting, allows you to create cron jobs in a few easy steps even when you have never used this option before. Once you sign in and proceed to the Cron Jobs area where you can assign background tasks, you just need to copy and paste the system access path to Perl, PHP or Python depending on the script that you will execute, type the path inside of your account for the specific script file and select how often your cron job will be executed. For the latter, you'll be able to use the standard mode and pick the minutes, hours, days, etc. through uncomplicated drop-down navigation, or if you are more experienced, you can take full advantage of the advanced mode and set the time period with numbers and asterisks i.e. the usual method that you might have employed with various Control Panels.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you want to use cron jobs for some of your websites and you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company, it won't take you more than a couple of clicks inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel to do that. Creating a brand new cron job is really easy and you are able to add one from the Advanced part of Hepsia where you will find a box to provide two things - the path to the programming language system files which you'll find inside the Server Information section (PHP, Python, Perl) and the path to the particular script that you would like the cron job to run. The very last step is to choose how often the cron will be executed and we've got a rather user-friendly interface for that, so by using drop-down menus you can easily select the interval in days, hours or minutes. In case you are more tech-savvy or used to this standard, though more advanced way to set a cron interval through digits and asterisks, you can use this solution as well.