A cron job is an automated task, which performs a particular action - typically running some script in the web hosting account. The task is planned, so it will run on a regular basis - weekly, daily, hourly etc. There are various good reasons to employ a cron job for your sites. For example, you may get daily reports how many site visitors have signed up on your website, some temporary folder can be emptied automatically once a week or a backup of the content can be created in a separate folder within your website hosting account. Using cron jobs will help you with the administration of your sites since it is possible to have numerous things completed automatically and get reports about them, as opposed to investing time and efforts to do them manually.

Cron Jobs in Shared Web Hosting

If you get any of our shared web hosting plans, you are able to create cron jobs with only a few clicks using your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have not done that previously. Hepsia is very intuitive, so as opposed to typing numbers and asterisks on certain positions, which is the common method to set up a cron job, you can select the minutes, hours or days a given script needs to be executed using very simple drop-down menus. This is done from your Cron Jobs section of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can use the first method too, in case you're skilled enough and you prefer it. In either case, you'll have to enter the path to the script that'll be executed along with the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files within your account. The aforementioned is included in the Control Panel and you can copy/paste it, but if you experience any kind of issues, you can call your technical support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

Installing a cron job in our system is very easy. Once you log in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with all the semi-dedicated server accounts, you will be able to go to the Cron Jobs section where you only need to select the directory path to the script file to be run as well as the command path for the specific language the script was designed in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You will be able to find the aforementioned inside the Control Panel, thus you can copy/paste it with just a couple of clicks. Next, choose the time period for the cron through drop-down menus for the minutes, hours, days or months and you will be all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the process really easy and intuitive, so you won't have any problems if you do not have prior experience. If you are more experienced, you can also take advantage of the regular cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on a single line.