A cron job is an automatic task, that executes a specific action - generally running some script in a hosting account. The task is pre-set, so that it will run regularly - hourly, daily, weekly and so on. There are numerous reasons to use a cron job for your websites. As an example, you may get regular reports how many website visitors have registered on your site, some temporary folder may be emptied automatically per week or a backup copy of the content can be created in a different folder inside your hosting account. Using cron jobs will help you with the administration of your websites because you'll be able to get numerous things done automatically and have reports about them, as an alternative to spending time and efforts to do them manually.

Cron Jobs in Shared Website Hosting

The easy to use Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will help you to set up cron jobs with no trouble. If you do not have previous knowledge of these kinds of matters, you'll find an incredibly intuitive interface where you can schedule the execution of your cron, choosing one or several time frame possibilities - minutes, hours, days, months, or certain days of the week. The sole thing that you will have to fill in yourself is the specific task to be executed, which consists of the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts and also the path to the particular file that is to be executed. Knowledgeable users can also use the Advanced mode of the instrument and enter manually the execution time period with numbers and asterisks. If you need more crons than your shared website hosting package enables you to have, you can upgrade this attribute in increments of five with a couple of clicks.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You are able to install as many cron jobs as you would like if you host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account from us and it does not take over one minute to do that. Unlike various web hosting Control Panels where you have to type in commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line so that you can create a cron job, our Hepsia Control Panel comes with a time and effort saving interface where you are able to select how often a cron should be executed by using simple drop-down menus to select the hours, minutes, weekdays, etcetera. The two things which you'll need to type in manually are the folder path to the script file that has to be executed plus the command path to the programming language system files in the account (Perl, Python, PHP). You will be able to copy and paste the aforementioned from the Server Information section 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.