A cron job is an automated task, that performs a particular action - usually running some script in the website hosting account. The task is planned, which means that it will run regularly - hourly, daily, weekly etc. There are many good reasons to use a cron job for your sites. For example, you can get regular reports how many website visitors have signed up on your site, a temp folder can be emptied automatically per week or a backup of your content may be made in a separate folder in your hosting account. Employing cron jobs can help you with the management of your websites since you are able to get several things carried out automatically and have reports about them, in lieu of spending precious time and efforts to do them yourself.

Cron Jobs in Shared Website Hosting

The intuitive Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will allow you to set up cron jobs effortlessly. If you don't have previous knowledge of such things, you will find an incredibly easy-to-use interface where you can schedule the execution of the cron, selecting one or more time options - minutes, hours, days, months, or certain weekdays. The one thing that you will have to type in manually is the specific task to be executed, which includes the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts as well as the path to the particular file that is to be executed. More knowledgeable customers may also use the Advanced mode of the tool and type in manually the execution time using numbers and asterisks. If you want more crons than your shared website hosting plan allows you to have, you can upgrade this feature in increments of five with a few clicks.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you wish to use cron jobs for any of your websites and you have a semi-dedicated server account from us, it will not take you more than a few clicks in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel to do that. Installing a brand new cron job is really simple and you are able to add one from the Advanced section of Hepsia where you can find a box to enter 2 things - the path to the programming language system files that you can find in the Server Information area (PHP, Python, Perl) along with the path to the particular script that you would like the cron job to execute. The last step is to decide how often the cron will run and we have a very time and effort saving interface for that, which means that by using drop-down navigation you will be able to pick the interval in days, hours or minutes. In case you are more tech-savvy or used to the particular standard, though more advanced way to assign a cron interval employing digits and asterisks, you can use this alternative as well.