A cron job is an automated task, which executes a certain action - generally running some script in the hosting account. The task is pre-set, therefore it will run on a regular basis - weekly, daily, hourly and so on. There are many good reasons to employ a cron job for your sites. For example, you can get regular reports how many visitors have registered on your site, some temp folder can be emptied automatically each and every week or a backup copy of the content may be generated in a different folder inside your hosting account. Employing cron jobs can help you with the management of your sites as you're able to get numerous things completed automatically and have reports about them, as an alternative to investing valuable time and efforts to do them by hand.

Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting

Setting up a cron job requires simply 3 easy steps when you get a shared hosting plan through us. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all the hosting accounts, features a section dedicated to the crons and once you get there, you need to type the folder path to the script that you want to be run, the command path to the server files for the specified 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 should run. For the time interval, our company offers two options - a very intuitive one with drop-down navigation where one can select the minutes, hours, days or months, and a more advanced one that's used with other web hosting Control Panels where you are expected to type numbers and asterisks on specific positions that outline different time periods.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Setting up a cron job in our system is very easy. Once you log in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all the semi-dedicated server accounts, you can go to the Cron Jobs section where you just need to choose the directory path to the script file to be run plus the command path for the particular language the script was written in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You can find the aforementioned within the Control Panel, thus you can copy/paste it with a couple of clicks. Next, select the time interval for your cron through drop-down navigation for the minutes, hours, days or months and you're all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the whole process very simple and intuitive, so you will not have any problems if you do not have prior experience. If you are more tech-savvy, you may also use the conventional cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on one line.