A cron job is an automatic task, that executes a particular action - generally executing some script in the hosting account. The task is planned, so that it will run on a regular basis - weekly, daily, hourly etc. There are various reasons to employ a cron job for your sites. For example, you can get day-to-day reports how many site visitors have signed up on your site, some temp folder may be emptied automatically per week or a backup copy of the content may be created in a separate folder within your web hosting account. Employing cron jobs will help you with the administration of your websites as you can get numerous things carried out automatically and have reports about them, in lieu of investing precious time and efforts to complete them by hand.

Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting

If you get any of our shared hosting plans, you'll be able to set up cron jobs with a few mouse clicks using your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have not done that before. Hepsia is very intuitive, so rather than typing numbers and asterisks on particular places, which is the common way to set up a cron job, you'll be able to pick the minutes, hours or days a given script has to be run using uncomplicated drop-down navigation. This is done in your Cron Jobs area of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can use the first method too, if you are knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In either case, you'll need to enter the path to the script that will be executed along with the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files in your account. The aforementioned is included in the Control Panel and you can copy/paste it, still if you encounter any difficulties, you can get in touch with your technical support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company to host your sites, you'll be able to install cron jobs for any of them effortlessly. This is done in three simple steps in the Hepsia Control Panel which is used to take care of the web hosting account, so you are able to set up a new cron even when you lack prior experience. In the Cron Jobs section of Hepsia, you will discover a box where you have to copy/paste the path to the system files inside your account for the programming language your script was designed in - Perl, Bash, Python, PHP, etc. You also need to provide the folder path to the script file which will be executed in the same box and then use our user-friendly drop-down menus to decide how often our system will execute the cron. Experienced users, can also take advantage of the traditional method of creating a cron job by typing digits and asterisks in certain positions as well as the previously mentioned paths.