A cron job is an automatic task, which performs a certain action - usually executing a script in a web hosting account. The task is scheduled, so it will run regularly - weekly, daily, hourly and so on. There are numerous reasons to make use of a cron job for your sites. As an example, you can get daily reports how many website visitors have registered on your site, a temp folder can be emptied automatically once a week or a backup of your content may be made in a different folder in your web hosting account. Making use of cron jobs can help you with the management of your websites as you'll be able to have several things executed automatically and get reports for them, as opposed to spending valuable time and efforts to complete them by hand.

Cron Jobs in Shared Web Hosting

Creating a cron job requires just 3 simple steps when you acquire a shared web hosting package from our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all the website hosting accounts, features an area focused on the crons and when you get there, you need to enter the folder path to the script that you would like to be run, the command path to the server files for the selected 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 the time interval, our company offers two choices - a very intuitive one with drop-down menus where one can pick the minutes, hours, days and/or months, as well as a more complex one that is used with different website hosting Control Panels in which you have to type numbers and asterisks on certain positions that outline different time periods.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You are able to set up as many cron jobs as you need when you host your sites with a semi-dedicated server account from our company and it does not take over a minute to do that. In contrast to other hosting Control Panels where you need to type commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line to be able to set up a cron job, our Hepsia Control Panel includes a user-friendly interface where you're able to select how often a cron needs to be executed by using simple drop-down menus to pick the minutes, hours, day of the week, etc. The two things which you'll have to type in manually are the folder path to the script file that has to be run plus the command path to the programming language system files in the account (Perl, Python, PHP). You will be able to copy and paste the latter from the Server Information section of your website hosting Control Panel, which means that it will not take you more than a few clicks to set up a cron job in your semi-dedicated account.