A cron job is an automated task, that executes a particular action - typically running a script in the hosting account. The task is pre-set, so that it will run regularly - hourly, daily, weekly etc. There are many reasons to use a cron job for your sites. For example, you can get daily reports how many website visitors have signed up on your site, some temporary folder can be emptied automatically once a week or a backup of the content may be generated in a different folder inside your web hosting account. Using cron jobs can help you with the management of your websites as you can have several things completed automatically and get reports about them, as an alternative to investing precious time and efforts to do them manually.

Cron Jobs in Shared Web Hosting

When you get any of our shared web hosting packages, you'll be able to create cron jobs with a couple mouse clicks through your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have not done that before. Hepsia is very intuitive, so as opposed to writing numbers and asterisks on specific places, which is the usual way to assign a cron job, you will be able to pick the minutes, hours or days a given script needs to be run using simple drop-down navigation. The latter is done in the Cron Jobs area of the Control Panel and, of course, you can always use the first method as well, in case you're experienced enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you will also need to type in the path to the script that'll be executed and the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files within your account. The aforementioned can be found in the Control Panel and you'll be able to copy/paste it, still if you encounter any difficulties, you can always call your tech support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

You're able to create as many cron jobs as you would like 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 other web hosting Control Panels where you need to type in commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line so that you can create a cron job, our Hepsia Control Panel features an intuitive interface where you will be able to choose how often a new cron should be executed by using simple drop-down menus to choose the hours, minutes, weekdays, etcetera. The two things which you will need to enter manually are the folder path to the script file which should be run plus the command path to the programming language system files in the account (Perl, Python, PHP). You'll be able to copy and paste the aforementioned from the Server Information part of your web hosting Control Panel, so it will not take you more than a couple of clicks to create a cron job inside your semi-dedicated account.