A cron job is an automatic task, that performs a particular action - typically running a script inside a hosting account. The task is pre-set, therefore it will run regularly - hourly, daily, weekly and so on. There are lots of reasons to use a cron job for your sites. For example, you can get regular reports how many site visitors have signed up on your site, a temp folder can be emptied automatically once a week or a backup of your content may be created in a separate folder within your website hosting account. Using cron jobs will help you with the management of your websites as you are able to get several things done automatically and have reports about them, rather than spending precious time and efforts to do them by hand.

Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting

Our easy to use Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will allow you to create cron jobs without any difficulty. If you do not have previous knowledge of such things, you'll find a really user-friendly interface where you can schedule the execution of the cron, selecting one or several time frame possibilities - minutes, hours, days, months, or particular days of the week. The single thing you will have to fill in manually is the actual command to be run, which consists of the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts and the path to the particular file that is to be executed. More experienced users can also take advantage of the Advanced mode of our tool and enter manually the execution time period with numbers and asterisks. If you want more crons than your shared hosting package allows you to have, you'll be able to upgrade this characteristic in batches of five with a couple of mouse clicks.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you would like to use cron jobs for any of your sites and you have a semi-dedicated server account from us, it will not take you more than a couple of clicks inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel to do this. Setting up a brand new cron job is very simple and you will be able to add one from the Advanced part of Hepsia where you'll find a box to type in two different things - the path to the programming language system files which you will find inside the Server Information area (PHP, Perl, Python) and the path to the particular script that you need the cron job to execute. The very last step is to determine how often the cron will run and we've got a very intuitive interface for that, so by using drop-down menus you can select the interval in days, hours or minutes. In case you are more tech-savvy or used to the particular standard, although more advanced way to assign a cron interval using digits and asterisks, you can use this method as well.