A cron job is an automated task, that performs a specific action - typically running a script in a hosting account. The task is scheduled, so it will run regularly - hourly, daily, weekly etc. There are various good reasons to use a cron job for your sites. For instance, you can get daily reports how many website visitors have registered on your site, a temporary folder can be emptied automatically each and every week or a backup of the content can be generated in a standalone folder in your hosting account. Employing cron jobs will help you with the management of your sites since you'll be able to have a lot of things done automatically and get reports about them, as opposed to investing valuable time and efforts to do them yourself.

Cron Jobs in Shared Website Hosting

If you get any of our shared website hosting packages, you are able to set up cron jobs with a couple of clicks using your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have never done that before. Hepsia is very user-friendly, so as opposed to entering numbers and asterisks on specific positions, which is the common method to set up a cron job, you'll be able to select the days, hours or minutes some script needs to be run using simple drop-down menus. This is done from your Cron Jobs section of the Control Panel and, of course, you can always use the first method as well, when you are knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you will also have to type in the path to the script that'll be executed as well as the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files inside your account. The latter is available in the Control Panel and you are able to copy/paste it, but if you encounter any difficulties, you can always get in touch with your support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you use a semi-dedicated server account with our company to host your sites, you're able to set up cron jobs for any of them without any difficulty. This is done in 3 uncomplicated steps inside the Hepsia Control Panel that is used to control the website hosting account, so you'll be able to set up a new cron even if you lack previous experience. Inside the Cron Jobs part of Hepsia, you'll find a box where you have to copy/paste the path to the system files inside your account for the programming language your script was written in - Perl, Bash, Python, PHP, and so on. You also need to enter the folder path to the script file that will be executed in the same box and then use our intuitive drop-down menus to select how often our system will run the cron. Experienced users, can also take advantage of the traditional method of creating a cron job by typing digits and asterisks in certain positions in addition to the aforementioned paths.