A cron job is an automated task, which executes a specific action - generally executing some script in a website hosting account. The task is planned, so that it will run on a regular basis - weekly, daily, hourly and so on. There are many good reasons to use a cron job for your sites. As an example, you can get daily reports how many site visitors have registered on your site, some temp folder may be emptied automatically each and every week or a backup copy of the content may be created in a separate folder within your website hosting account. Employing cron jobs will help you with the administration of your sites since you can have many things executed automatically and get reports about them, as an alternative to investing precious time and efforts to complete them by hand.

Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting

The simple to use Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will allow you to create cron jobs in no time. If you do not have prior knowledge about these kinds of matters, you'll find a really intuitive interface where you could schedule the execution of your cron, picking one or more time possibilities - months, days, hours, minutes, or certain weekdays. The one thing that you will have to type in manually is the specific command to be run, which includes the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts and the path to the actual file that is to be executed. More knowledgeable customers can also take advantage of the Advanced mode of our tool and type in manually the execution time period using numbers and asterisks. If you want more crons than your shared hosting package enables you to have, you'll be able to upgrade this attribute in increments of five with only a few clicks.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

Setting up a cron job in our system is quite easy. Once you log in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with all of the semi-dedicated server accounts, you're able to go to the Cron Jobs section where you only have to pick the directory path to the script file to be executed and the command path for the particular language the script was designed in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You can find the latter in the Control Panel, and you can copy and paste it with just a couple of clicks. Next, choose the time interval for your cron via drop-down menus for the minutes, hours, days or months and you'll be all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the process really easy and intuitive, so you won't have any problems if you do not have previous experience. In case you are more experienced, you can also use the common cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on a single line.