A cron job is an automatic task, which performs a certain action - typically executing some script in the hosting account. The task is pre-set, so that it will run on a regular basis - weekly, daily, hourly etc. There are various reasons to make use of a cron job for your sites. As an example, you may get day-to-day reports how many visitors have registered on your site, a temporary folder may be emptied automatically each and every week or a backup of the content can be generated in a different folder inside your hosting account. Using cron jobs will help you with the management of your websites because you'll be able to get several things executed automatically and have reports for them, in lieu of investing precious time and efforts to do them by hand.

Cron Jobs in Shared Website Hosting

When you get any of our shared website hosting plans, you'll be able to create cron jobs with just a few clicks through your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have never done that before. Hepsia is really simple to use, so rather than entering numbers and asterisks on particular positions, which is the common way to set up a cron job, you will be able to select the days, hours or minutes some script needs to be executed using simple drop-down navigation. The latter is done from your Cron Jobs area of the Control Panel and, of course, you can use the first method as well, in case you're knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In either case, you'll have to type in the path to the script which will be executed as well as the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files inside your account. The latter is available in the Control Panel and you can copy/paste it, yet if you encounter any kind of issues, you can contact your tech support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can set up as many cron jobs as you need if you host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account from us and it does not take over one minute to do that. In contrast to many other web hosting Control Panels where you have to type commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line in order to set up a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel has a time and effort saving interface where you are able to select how often a cron needs to be executed by using simple drop-down menus to choose the hours, minutes, weekdays, etcetera. The two things which you'll have to type in manually are the folder path to the script file which should be executed and the command path to the programming language system files in the account (PHP. Perl, Python). You can copy the aforementioned from the Server Information section of your web hosting Control Panel, which means that it will not take you more than several clicks to create a cron job within your semi-dedicated account.