A cron job is an automated task, which executes a certain action - generally running some script inside a web hosting account. The task is pre-set, so it will run on a regular basis - weekly, daily, hourly and so on. There are numerous good reasons to employ a cron job for your sites. For example, you can get day-to-day reports how many site visitors have registered on your website, some temporary folder may be emptied automatically every week or a backup copy of your content may be made in a standalone folder within your website hosting account. Employing cron jobs will help you with the management of your sites since you can have several things done automatically and get reports about them, instead of investing precious time and efforts to do them yourself.

Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting

When you get any of our shared hosting plans, you are able to set up cron jobs with a few clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have not done that before. Hepsia is really simple to use, so as opposed to typing numbers and asterisks on certain positions, which is the common method to assign a cron job, you will be able to select the days, hours or minutes a script needs to be run using simple drop-down navigation. This is done from the Cron Jobs section of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can always use the first method as well, if you're skilled enough and you prefer it. In either case, you will also have to enter the path to the script that'll be executed and the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files inside your account. The latter is available in the Control Panel and you'll be able to copy/paste it, yet if you experience any issues, you can call your technical support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you'd like to use cron jobs for any of your websites and you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, it will not take you more than a few clicks inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel to do that. Creating a new cron job is really simple and you can easily add one through the Advanced part of Hepsia where you can find a box to enter two different things - the path to the programming language system files that you can find inside the Server Information area (Perl, Python, PHP) and the path to the script that you need the cron job to run. The last step is to choose how often the cron will be executed and we have a rather user-friendly interface for that, therefore by using drop-down navigation you can easily choose the interval in days, hours or minutes. If you are more tech-savvy or used to this standard, although more sophisticated way to assign a cron interval using digits and asterisks, you can use this option as well.