A cron job is an automated task, which performs a particular action - typically running some script in a hosting account. The task is pre-set, therefore it will run regularly - hourly, daily, weekly and so on. There are various reasons to make use of a cron job for your websites. For instance, you may get day-to-day reports how many visitors have registered on your website, a temporary folder may be emptied automatically weekly or a backup copy of the content can be created in a standalone folder inside your website hosting account. Making use of cron jobs will help you with the administration of your sites because you are able to get many things carried out automatically and get reports about them, rather than spending precious time and efforts to complete them manually.

Cron Jobs in Shared Web Hosting

If you get any of our shared web hosting packages, you are able to set up cron jobs with a couple clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have not done that before. Hepsia is very easy to use, so instead of typing numbers and asterisks on specific places, which is the typical method to make a cron job, you will be able to pick the minutes, hours or days a given script needs to be run using uncomplicated drop-down navigation. The latter is done in the Cron Jobs section of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can use the first method as well, in case you're skilled enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you'll have to enter the path to the script that will be executed as well as the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files in your account. The aforementioned can be found in the Control Panel and you can copy/paste it, but if you experience any kind of difficulties, you can always call your technical support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you would like to use cron jobs for some of your websites and you have a semi-dedicated server account from us, it won't take you more than a few clicks inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel to do this. Creating a brand new cron job is really simple and you can add one from the Advanced section of Hepsia where you can find a box to provide 2 things - the path to the programming language system files which you'll find in the Server Information area (Perl, Python, PHP) and the path to the script that you wish the cron job to run. The final step is to select how often the cron will run and we've got an extremely time and effort saving interface for that, therefore by using drop-down navigation you will be able to select the interval in minutes, hours or days. In case you are more tech-savvy or used to this standard, albeit more sophisticated way to set a cron interval using digits and asterisks, you can use this alternative as well.