A cron job is an automated task, that performs a specific action - typically running some script in the hosting account. The task is scheduled, which means that it will run on a regular basis - hourly, daily, weekly etc. There are various reasons to use a cron job for your sites. As an example, you can get regular reports how many visitors have registered on your website, some temporary folder can be emptied automatically once a week or a backup copy of the content may be made in a different folder within your website hosting account. Making use of cron jobs can help you with the management of your websites as you're able to get numerous things carried out automatically and have reports about them, rather than spending valuable time and efforts to do them manually.

Cron Jobs in Shared Web Hosting

The easy to use Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will help you to create cron jobs without difficulty. If you do not have prior knowledge of such things, you will find a really easy-to-use interface where you could schedule the execution of your cron, selecting one or several time options - minutes, hours, days, months, or specific days of the week. The one thing you will have to fill manually is the precise task to be executed, which includes the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts as well as the path to the particular file that is to be executed. Knowledgeable users can also take advantage of the Advanced mode of our instrument and enter manually the execution time using numbers and asterisks. If you'd like additional crons than your shared web hosting plan enables you to have, you'll be able to upgrade this attribute in batches of five with just a couple of mouse clicks.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Setting up a cron job in our system is quite easy. Once you sign in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with all the semi-dedicated server accounts, you can go to the Cron Jobs section where you only need to select the directory path to the script file to be run and the command path for the particular language the script was written in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You will be able to find the latter in the Control Panel, so you can copy/paste it with a couple of clicks. Then, choose the time interval for the cron via drop-down menus for the minutes, hours, days or months and you are all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the process very simple and intuitive, so you will not have any problems if you don't have prior experience. When you are more experienced, you can also use the standard cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on one line.