A cron job is an automated task, that performs a certain action - usually running some script inside a web hosting account. The task is scheduled, therefore it will run on a regular basis - hourly, daily, weekly etc. There are various good reasons to employ a cron job for your sites. As an example, you may get day-to-day reports how many site visitors have signed up on your website, some temporary folder may be emptied automatically per week or a backup of your content can be made in a standalone folder in your web hosting account. Using cron jobs will help you with the administration of your websites as it is possible to have numerous things executed automatically and get reports about them, as opposed to spending valuable time and efforts to do them manually.

Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting

Our user-friendly Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will allow you to create cron jobs easily. If you don't have prior experience with such matters, you will find a very easy-to-use interface where you could schedule the execution of the cron, picking one or several time options - months, days, hours, minutes, or exact weekdays. The thing you will have to enter manually is the actual command to be executed, which consists of the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts and the path to the actual file that is to be executed. Knowledgeable customers may also take advantage of the Advanced mode of the tool and type in manually the execution time using numbers and asterisks. If you want additional crons than your shared hosting plan allows you to have, you're able to upgrade this feature in increments of five with only a couple of clicks.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can set up as many cron jobs as you'd like if you host your websites with a semi-dedicated server account from our company and it does not take over one minute to do that. In contrast to various website hosting Control Panels where you should enter commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line in order to create a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel features a user-friendly interface where you will be able to decide how often a new cron needs to be executed by using simple drop-down menus to pick the minutes, hours, day of the week, etcetera. The two things which you will need to enter manually are the folder path to the script file which has to be executed and the command path to the programming language system files in the account (Perl, Python, PHP). You will be able to copy/paste the aforementioned from the Server Information area of your web hosting Control Panel, therefore it won't take you more than a few clicks to set up a cron job in your semi-dedicated account.