A cron job is an automatic task, which performs a particular action - typically running a script in a hosting account. The task is planned, therefore it will run regularly - hourly, daily, weekly and so on. There are lots of good reasons to use a cron job for your sites. For instance, you may get regular reports how many website visitors have registered on your website, a temp folder may be emptied automatically weekly or a backup copy of your content can be created in a separate folder within your web hosting account. Using cron jobs will help you with the management of your websites as you're able to get many things completed automatically and have reports about them, rather than investing time and efforts to do them manually.

Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting

Creating a cron job requires precisely 3 very simple steps if you get a shared hosting plan through us. The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all the website hosting accounts, has an area focused on the crons and as soon as you get there, you need to enter the folder path to the script that you'd like to be executed, the command path to the server files for the specific programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), which you can copy from the Server Information section, and then 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 one can pick the minutes, hours, days and/or months, and a more advanced one that is used with various other web hosting Control Panels in which you are expected to type numbers and asterisks on certain positions that outline separate time periods.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you use a semi-dedicated server account from us to host your sites, you are able to install cron jobs for all of them effortlessly. This is done in 3 very easy steps from the Hepsia Control Panel which is used to control the web hosting account, so you'll be able to set up a new cron even if you do not have any prior experience. In the Cron Jobs section of Hepsia, you will discover a box where you should copy and paste the path to the system files inside your account for the programming language your script was written in - Python, PHP, Perl, Bash, etc. You also need to submit the folder path to the script file that'll be executed in the same box and use our intuitive drop-down menus to decide how often our system will execute the cron. More experienced users, can also employ the traditional method of creating a cron job by typing digits and asterisks in certain positions as well as the aforementioned paths.