A cron job is an automated task, which executes a particular action - usually executing some script in a hosting account. The task is scheduled, so it will run on a regular basis - weekly, daily, hourly and so on. There are numerous good reasons to use a cron job for your websites. For instance, you may get day-to-day reports how many visitors have signed up on your site, a temp folder can be emptied automatically once a week or a backup copy of the content may be made in a separate folder within your website hosting account. Making use of cron jobs can help you with the management of your sites as you're able to get many things executed automatically and get reports for them, in lieu of spending time and efforts to complete them yourself.

Cron Jobs in Shared Web Hosting

Our user-friendly Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will allow you to set up cron jobs without difficulty. In case you don't have prior knowledge about these types of things, you'll find a very user-friendly interface where you can plan the execution of your cron, choosing one or several time possibilities - minutes, hours, days, months, or certain days of the week. The only thing that you will have to type in yourself is the specific command to be executed, which consists of the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts as well as the path to the actual file that is to be executed. More knowledgeable users can also take advantage of the Advanced mode of the tool and type in manually the execution period using numbers and asterisks. If you need more crons than your shared web hosting package lets you have, you can upgrade this attribute in increments of five with just a couple of clicks.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Installing a cron job in our system is very easy. Once you sign in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all of the semi-dedicated server accounts, you can go to the Cron Jobs section where you just need to choose the directory path to the script file to be executed plus the command path for the particular language the script was designed in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You're able to find the latter inside the Control Panel, so you can copy and paste it with several clicks. Then, select the time period for your cron via drop-down menus for the months, days, hours or minutes and you are all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the entire process really easy and intuitive, so you will not have any problems if you don't have previous experience. If you are more experienced, you may also take advantage of the conventional cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on a single line.