A cron job is an automatic task, that performs a specific action - typically executing a script in a web hosting account. The task is scheduled, so that it will run on a regular basis - hourly, daily, weekly and so on. There are various good reasons to make use of a cron job for your websites. For example, you may get daily reports how many visitors have signed up on your site, some temporary folder may be emptied automatically per week or a backup of the content can be generated in a separate folder within your web hosting account. Using cron jobs will help you with the administration of your websites because you'll be able to have a lot of things carried out automatically and get reports about them, as opposed to spending precious time and efforts to complete them yourself.

Cron Jobs in Shared Website Hosting

When you get any of our shared website hosting packages, you're able to set up cron jobs with a couple of mouse clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have not done that previously. Hepsia is quite simple to use, so rather than writing numbers and asterisks on specific positions, which is the typical method to assign a cron job, you'll be able to pick the days, hours or minutes a given script needs to be run using simple drop-down menus. This is done in your Cron Jobs area of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can use the first method as well, in case you are experienced enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you will also have to type in the path to the script which will be executed as well as the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files in your account. The latter is available in the Control Panel and you can copy/paste it, still if you experience any issues, you can always contact your technical support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will be able to assign as many cron jobs as you would like when you host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account from us and it does not take more than a minute to do that. Unlike various web hosting Control Panels where you need to type commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line in order to create a cron job, our Hepsia Control Panel features a time and effort saving interface where you're able to select how often a new cron should run by using simple drop-down menus to pick the minutes, hours, weekdays, etcetera. The two things which you will need to type in manually are the folder path to the script file which has to be run plus the command path to the programming language system files in the account (Perl, Python, PHP). You will be able to copy/paste the latter from the Server Information area of your hosting Control Panel, so it won't take you more than several clicks to set up a cron job in your semi-dedicated account.