A cron job is an automatic task, that executes a certain action - usually executing some script in a website hosting account. The task is planned, therefore it will run regularly - hourly, daily, weekly and so on. There are various good reasons to make use of a cron job for your sites. For example, you can get daily reports how many visitors have registered on your site, some temporary folder may be emptied automatically per week or a backup copy of the content can be generated in a different folder inside your web hosting account. Using cron jobs can help you with the administration of your sites as you are able to get several things completed automatically and have reports for them, as an alternative to spending time and efforts to do them manually.

Cron Jobs in Shared Website Hosting

Our intuitive Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will help you to set up cron jobs easily. If you don't have previous knowledge of these kinds of matters, you will find an incredibly user-friendly interface where you can plan the execution of your cron, picking one or several time frame possibilities - months, days, hours, minutes, or particular days of the week. The single thing that you will have to enter manually is the precise command to be run, which consists of the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts and the path to the particular file that will be executed. More skillful users can also take advantage of the Advanced mode of our instrument and type in by hand the execution time using numbers and asterisks. If you need more crons than your shared website hosting plan lets you have, you're able to upgrade this attribute in increments of five with only a couple of clicks.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

Setting up a cron job in our system is really simple. Once you sign in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with all semi-dedicated server accounts, you're able to go to the Cron Jobs section where you only have to choose the directory path to the script file to be executed along with the command path for the particular language the script was written in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You will be able to find the latter inside the Control Panel, so you can copy and paste it with several clicks. Next, choose the time period for the cron via drop-down navigation for the months, days, hours or minutes and you're all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the process really simple and intuitive, so you will not have any problems if you don't have previous experience. In case you are more tech-savvy, you can also use the regular cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on one line.