A cron job is an automatic task, which executes a specific action - typically executing some script inside a website hosting account. The task is pre-set, which means that it will run on a regular basis - hourly, daily, weekly and so on. There are many reasons to make use of a cron job for your websites. For instance, you can get day-to-day reports how many site visitors have registered on your website, some temporary folder may be emptied automatically weekly or a backup copy of your content may be generated in a different folder in your website hosting account. Making use of cron jobs will help you with the administration of your websites as you can have several things executed automatically and have reports about them, rather than spending precious time and efforts to do them yourself.

Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting

When you get any of our shared hosting plans, you're able to set up cron jobs with a couple clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have never done that previously. Hepsia is quite user-friendly, so as opposed to writing numbers and asterisks on certain places, which is the typical method to assign a cron job, you'll be able to choose the minutes, hours or days some script has to be executed using simple drop-down navigation. This is done in the Cron Jobs area of the Control Panel and, of course, you can use the first method as well, when you're experienced enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you will also need to enter the path to the script that will be executed and the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files in your account. The latter is available in the Control Panel and you're able to copy/paste it, still if you encounter any difficulties, you can contact your support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you'd like to use cron jobs for some of your sites and you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company, it won't take you more than a couple of clicks in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel to do this. Creating a new cron job is quite simple and you will be able to add one from the Advanced section of Hepsia where you'll find a box to type in 2 things - the path to the programming language system files which you will find inside the Server Information area (PHP, Perl, Python) along with the path to the particular script that you need the cron job to execute. The last step is to choose how often the cron will be executed and we've got a very time and effort saving interface for that, therefore by using drop-down navigation you are able to pick the interval in days, hours or minutes. If you are more tech-savvy or used to the standard, although more sophisticated way to set a cron interval employing digits and asterisks, you can use this alternative as well.