A cron job is an automated task, that performs a particular action - typically running some script in a website hosting account. The task is pre-set, therefore it will run on a regular basis - hourly, daily, weekly and so on. There are many reasons to use a cron job for your websites. For example, you may get day-to-day reports how many website visitors have signed up on your site, some temporary folder may be emptied automatically per week or a backup of the content can be created in a different folder within your website hosting account. Using cron jobs will help you with the management of your websites since you can get numerous things completed automatically and get reports for them, instead of investing time and efforts to complete them yourself.

Cron Jobs in Shared Website Hosting

When you get any of our shared website hosting packages, you'll be able to create cron jobs with a few mouse clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have not done that previously. Hepsia is very easy to use, so as opposed to writing numbers and asterisks on specific places, which is the common technique to create a cron job, you'll be able to pick the minutes, hours or days a given script should be executed using quick drop-down navigation. The latter is done in the Cron Jobs part of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can always use the first method too, in case you're experienced enough and you prefer it. In either case, you will also need to enter the path to the script that'll be executed as well as the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files within your account. The latter can be found in the Control Panel and you'll be able to copy/paste it, still if you encounter any issues, you can contact your support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can create as many cron jobs as you need when you host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account from us and it doesn't take over one minute to do that. In contrast to other web hosting Control Panels where you need to type in commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line to be able to create a cron job, our Hepsia Control Panel includes a user-friendly interface where you can decide how often a cron should run 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 should be run and the command path to the programming language system files in the account (Perl, Python, PHP). You'll be able to copy and paste the latter from the Server Information section of your hosting Control Panel, which means that it won't take you more than a few clicks to set up a cron job inside your semi-dedicated account.