A cron job is an automatic task, which performs a particular action - generally executing some script in a hosting account. The task is pre-set, so that it will run regularly - hourly, daily, weekly and so on. There are lots of good reasons to make use of a cron job for your sites. For instance, you can get daily reports how many website visitors have signed up on your website, some temporary folder may be emptied automatically once a week or a backup of the content may be created in a separate folder in your website hosting account. Employing cron jobs will help you with the management of your websites because it is possible to get many things completed automatically and have reports for them, instead of spending time and efforts to complete them yourself.

Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting

If you get any of our shared hosting plans, you'll be able to set up cron jobs with a couple mouse clicks via your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have not done that before. Hepsia is quite simple to use, so as opposed to typing numbers and asterisks on certain positions, which is the common way to create a cron job, you'll be able to pick the days, hours or minutes a given script should be run using quick drop-down navigation. This is done from the Cron Jobs part of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can always use the first method too, when you're experienced 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 can be found in the Control Panel and you're able to copy/paste it, yet if you experience any issues, you can always get in touch with your technical support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can create as many cron jobs as you would like when 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 other hosting Control Panels where you have to enter commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line to set up a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel comes with a time and effort saving interface where you will be able to decide how often a new cron has to be executed by using simple drop-down menus to select the minutes, hours, day of the week, etcetera. The only two things which you'll need to submit manually are the folder path to the script file that should be executed along with the command path to the programming language system files in the account (PHP. Perl, Python). You will be able to copy/paste the aforementioned from the Server Information section of your hosting Control Panel, which means that it will not take you more than a few clicks to create a cron job within your semi-dedicated account.