A cron job is an automatic task, which performs a certain action - generally executing a script in a website 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 websites. As an example, you may get regular reports how many website visitors have signed up on your site, a temporary folder can be emptied automatically per week or a backup copy of the content may be created in a standalone folder inside your hosting account. Making use of cron jobs can help you with the management of your sites as it is possible to have numerous things completed automatically and have reports about them, as an alternative to spending valuable time and efforts to do them manually.

Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting

The simple to use Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will allow you to set up cron jobs easily. In case you don't have previous experience with such things, you will find a really intuitive interface where you can schedule the execution of the cron, choosing one or several time possibilities - months, days, hours, minutes, or certain days of the week. The only thing that you will have to enter manually is the actual task to be executed, which consists of the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts and the path to the particular file that is to be executed. More knowledgeable users may also make use of the Advanced mode of the instrument and enter by hand the execution time with numbers and asterisks. If you want more crons than your shared hosting package allows you to have, you'll be able to upgrade this characteristic in batches of five with only a couple of clicks.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Setting up a cron job in our system is very easy. Once you sign in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with all the semi-dedicated server accounts, you will be able to go to the Cron Jobs section where you only need to select the directory path to the script file to be executed as well as the command path for the specific language the script was written in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You can find the aforementioned in the Control Panel, so you can copy/paste it with just a couple of clicks. After that, select the time interval for your cron through drop-down menus for the months, days, hours or minutes and you're all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the process really easy and intuitive, so you will not have any problems if you don't have prior experience. When you are more experienced, you may also take advantage of the regular cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on one line.