A cron job is an automatic task, which executes a particular action - typically executing some script in a web hosting account. The task is scheduled, therefore it will run regularly - weekly, daily, hourly etc. There are lots of reasons to employ a cron job for your sites. For instance, you can get daily reports how many site visitors have registered on your site, a temp folder may be emptied automatically every week or a backup of your content can be generated in a separate folder in your web hosting account. Employing cron jobs will help you with the management of your sites because you'll be able to get several things completed automatically and get reports for them, as an alternative to investing precious time and efforts to do them by hand.

Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting

If you get any of our shared hosting packages, you'll be able to set up cron jobs with a couple mouse clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have never done that before. Hepsia is quite user-friendly, so instead of writing numbers and asterisks on certain places, which is the common method to make a cron job, you'll be able to select the minutes, hours or days some script needs to be executed using simple drop-down menus. This is done from 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 either case, you'll 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 inside your account. The last mentioned can be found in the Control Panel and you're able to copy/paste it, yet if you experience any difficulties, you can always call your technical support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can install as many cron jobs as you need if you host your websites with a semi-dedicated server account from us and it doesn't take over a minute to do that. Unlike various other website hosting Control Panels where you should type commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line to create a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel has an intuitive interface where you are able to select how often a cron should run by using simple drop-down menus to select the hours, minutes, day of the week, etcetera. The two things which you will have to enter manually are the folder path to the script file that should be executed and the command path to the programming language system files in the account (Perl, Python, PHP). You can copy and paste the latter from the Server Information part of your hosting Control Panel, therefore it will not take you more than several clicks to create a cron job in your semi-dedicated account.