A cron job is an automated task, which performs a particular action - typically running some script in a website hosting account. The task is scheduled, therefore it will run regularly - weekly, daily, hourly etc. There are lots of reasons to make use of a cron job for your sites. For instance, you may get day-to-day reports how many visitors have signed up on your website, a temp folder may be emptied automatically each week or a backup of the content may be generated in a separate folder within your website hosting account. Making use of cron jobs can help you with the administration of your sites since you'll be able to have several things completed automatically and have reports about them, in lieu of spending valuable time and efforts to do them yourself.

Cron Jobs in Shared Website Hosting

Setting up a cron job will take you simply three simple steps when you get a shared website hosting plan from our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all the hosting accounts, has a section dedicated to 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 run, the command path to the system files for the selected programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), which you can copy and paste from the Server Information section, and then specify how often the cron job needs to run. For that time interval, our company offers two choices - an easy to use one with drop-down menus where one can choose the minutes, hours, days and/or months, as well as a more complex one that is used with other web hosting Control Panels where you have to type numbers and asterisks on particular positions that outline separate time periods.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you would like to use cron jobs for some of your websites and you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company, it won't take you more than a couple of clicks in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel to do this. Installing a brand new cron job is really simple and you can add one from the Advanced section of Hepsia where you can find a box to type in two things - the path to the programming language system files that you will find inside the Server Information section (PHP, Python, Perl) and the path to the particular script that you would like the cron job to run. The final step is to choose how often the cron will be executed and we've got an extremely user-friendly interface for that, so by using drop-down navigation you can easily choose the interval in days, hours or minutes. In case you are more tech-savvy or used to the particular standard, albeit more advanced way to set a cron interval through digits and asterisks, you can use this method as well.