A cron job is an automatic task, which performs a certain action - typically running some script inside a website hosting account. The task is scheduled, so that it will run regularly - weekly, daily, hourly etc. There are lots of good reasons to make use of a cron job for your websites. For example, you can get day-to-day reports how many website visitors have registered on your website, a temp folder can be emptied automatically per week or a backup copy of your content may be generated in a standalone folder in your website hosting account. Using cron jobs can help you with the management of your sites as you're able to get lots of things executed automatically and get reports for them, instead of spending precious time and efforts to complete them yourself.

Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting

Creating a cron job will take you just three simple steps when you get a shared hosting plan through our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all of the web hosting accounts, has an area focused on the crons and as soon as you get there, you should enter the folder path to the script which you want to be executed, the command path to the system files for the particular programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), which you can copy and paste from the Server Information section, and specify how often the cron job needs to run. For the time interval, our company offers two choices - a very intuitive one with drop-down menus where you can choose the minutes, hours, days and/or months, as well as a more complex one that's used with many other hosting Control Panels where you have to type numbers and asterisks on particular positions that outline separate periods of time.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

Installing a cron job in our system is really easy. Once you log in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all of the semi-dedicated server accounts, you'll be able to go to the Cron Jobs section where you only have to pick the directory path to the script file to be run plus the command path for the specific language the script was designed in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You will be able to find the latter in the Control Panel, so you can copy/paste it with a few clicks. Then, select the time interval for your cron via drop-down menus for the months, days, hours or minutes 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 don't have prior experience. When you are more experienced, you may also use the standard cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on one line.