A cron job is an automatic task, which executes a specific action - usually running a script in the web hosting account. The task is scheduled, which means that it will run regularly - hourly, daily, weekly etc. There are various reasons to use a cron job for your websites. For example, you may get day-to-day reports how many site visitors have registered on your website, some temporary folder may be emptied automatically each and every week or a backup of the content can be generated in a standalone folder within your website hosting account. Employing cron jobs can help you with the management of your websites as you are able to get many things executed automatically and get reports for them, rather than investing valuable time and efforts to complete them yourself.

Cron Jobs in Shared Web Hosting

Our user-friendly Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will help you to set up cron jobs easily. If you don't have previous knowledge of these kinds of matters, you will find a really user-friendly interface where one can plan the execution of your cron, choosing one or more time possibilities - months, days, hours, minutes, or exact weekdays. The sole thing that you will have to enter yourself is the actual task to be executed, which includes the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts and also the path to the particular file that will be executed. Knowledgeable customers can also make use of the Advanced mode of our instrument and enter by hand the execution time using numbers and asterisks. If you'd like additional crons than your shared web hosting plan enables you to have, you're able to upgrade this characteristic in batches of five with only a few clicks.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You are able to set up as many cron jobs as you would like if you host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and it doesn't take more than a minute to do that. Unlike various website hosting Control Panels where you have to type in commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line so that you can set up a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel contains a user-friendly interface where you will be able to choose how often a new cron should run by using simple drop-down menus to choose the minutes, hours, weekdays, etc. The only two things that you will have to enter manually are the folder path to the script file that should be run along with 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 area of your web hosting Control Panel, therefore it will not take you more than a few clicks to set up a cron job in your semi-dedicated account.