A cron job is an automated task, that performs a certain action - usually running a script inside a website hosting account. The task is pre-set, so it will run regularly - hourly, daily, weekly and so on. There are lots of reasons to use a cron job for your sites. As an example, you may get regular reports how many visitors have signed up on your website, a temporary folder may be emptied automatically each and every week or a backup copy of your content may be created in a standalone folder within your hosting account. Employing cron jobs will help you with the management of your websites as you're able to get a lot of things executed automatically and get reports for them, rather than investing valuable time and efforts to do them yourself.

Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting

Creating a cron job will take you precisely three simple steps when you get a shared hosting package with our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, that comes with all the hosting accounts, has a section focused on the crons and as soon as you get there, you need to type the folder path to the script which you want to be run, the command path to the system files for the specific programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), that you can copy and paste from the Server Information section, and then specify how frequently the cron job needs to run. For the time interval, our company offers two options - a very intuitive one with drop-down navigation where one can pick the minutes, hours, days and/or months, and a more complex one that is used with other web hosting Control Panels in which you are required to type numbers and asterisks on certain positions that outline different time periods.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you use a semi-dedicated server account with our company to host your sites, you are able to set up cron jobs for all of them with ease. This can be done in three simple steps from the Hepsia Control Panel that's used to control the web hosting account, so you are able to set up a new cron even if you don't have any prior experience. Inside the Cron Jobs section of Hepsia, you will discover a box where you should copy/paste the path to the system files in your account for the programming language your script was written in - Python, PHP, Perl, Bash, and so on. You also have to provide the folder path to the script file which will be executed in the same box then use our intuitive drop-down menus to decide how often our system will run the cron. Advanced users, can also take advantage of the traditional method of creating a cron job by typing digits and asterisks in specific positions as well as the previously mentioned paths.