A cron job is an automatic task, which executes a particular action - usually running some script in a hosting account. The task is planned, so that it will run on a regular basis - weekly, daily, hourly and so on. There are many reasons to use a cron job for your websites. For example, you can get regular reports how many site visitors have signed up on your website, a temporary folder may be emptied automatically each and every week or a backup of the content may be generated in a separate folder in your website hosting account. Making use of cron jobs can help you with the administration of your sites as it is possible to get a lot of things carried out automatically and have reports about them, instead of investing time and efforts to do them manually.

Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting

Creating a cron job requires just three easy steps when you acquire a shared hosting plan from us. The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all the web hosting accounts, features an area centered on the crons and once you go there, you should type the folder path to the script that you would like to be run, the command path to the server files for the specific programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), which you can copy from the Server Information section, and determine how often the cron job has to run. For that time interval, our company offers two choices - an easy to use one with drop-down menus where one can pick the minutes, hours, days and/or months, along with a more advanced one that is used with many other web hosting Control Panels in which you are expected to type numbers and asterisks on specific positions that define different periods of time.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

You are able to assign as many cron jobs as you'd like when you host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account from us and it doesn't take over one minute to do that. Unlike various other website hosting Control Panels where you should type commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line to be able to create a cron job, our Hepsia Control Panel features a user-friendly interface where you'll be able to choose how often a new cron has to be executed by using simple drop-down menus to pick the minutes, hours, weekdays, etcetera. The only two things that you will need to submit manually are the folder path to the script file which should be run along with the command path to the programming language system files in the account (Perl, Python, PHP). You'll be able to copy and paste the aforementioned from the Server Information area of your website hosting Control Panel, which means that it will not take you more than a couple of clicks to create a cron job within your semi-dedicated account.