A cron job is an automatic task, that executes a specific action - usually executing a script inside a hosting account. The task is pre-set, which means that it will run on a regular basis - hourly, daily, weekly and so on. There are numerous reasons to employ a cron job for your sites. For example, you can get regular reports how many visitors have signed up on your site, a temp folder may be emptied automatically every week or a backup copy of the content can be created in a standalone folder within your website hosting account. Employing cron jobs can help you with the management of your websites because you'll be able to have a lot of things executed automatically and get reports about them, as an alternative to spending valuable time and efforts to do them manually.

Cron Jobs in Shared Web Hosting

When you get any of our shared web hosting packages, you can create cron jobs with a couple of clicks via your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have never done that previously. Hepsia is really easy to use, so as opposed to typing numbers and asterisks on specific places, which is the common method to make a cron job, you can pick the minutes, hours or days some script needs to be executed using very simple drop-down navigation. The latter is done in your Cron Jobs area of the Control Panel and, of course, you can always use the first method as well, if you are knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In either case, 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 inside your account. The aforementioned is available in the Control Panel and you're able to copy/paste it, yet if you experience any kind of issues, you can always contact your technical support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you use a semi-dedicated server account with our company to host your websites, you will be able to create cron jobs for any of them effortlessly. This can be done in 3 very simple steps from the Hepsia Control Panel that's used to manage the website hosting account, so you are able to set up a new cron even if you lack previous experience. Inside the Cron Jobs part of Hepsia, you will find a box where you should copy and paste the path to the system files inside your account for the programming language your script was written in - Python, PHP, Perl, Bash, etc. You also have to enter the folder path to the script file that will be executed in the same box then use our intuitive drop-down menus to choose how often our system will run the cron. More experienced users, can also use the traditional method of creating a cron job by typing digits and asterisks in certain positions along with the previously mentioned paths.