A cron job is an automated task, that executes a particular action - usually running a script in a web hosting account. The task is planned, which means that it will run on a regular basis - weekly, daily, hourly and so on. There are lots of reasons to employ a cron job for your websites. For example, you may get daily reports how many website visitors have registered on your website, some temporary folder may be emptied automatically each and every week or a backup copy of the content may be created in a standalone folder in your website hosting account. Employing cron jobs can help you with the management of your sites since you can have lots of things done automatically and get reports about them, instead of investing valuable time and efforts to do them by hand.

Cron Jobs in Shared Website Hosting

Our easy to use Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will allow you to set up cron jobs with no trouble. If you don't have previous knowledge of these kinds of matters, you'll find an incredibly user-friendly interface where you could schedule the execution of your cron, picking one or more time frame possibilities - minutes, hours, days, months, or certain weekdays. The sole thing you will have to fill in yourself is the actual command to be run, which includes the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts and also the path to the actual file that will be executed. Knowledgeable customers may also take advantage of the Advanced mode of the tool and enter manually the execution time using numbers and asterisks. If you'd like additional crons than your shared website hosting plan lets you have, you can upgrade this feature in batches of five with just a few mouse clicks.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Setting up a cron job in our system is a piece of cake. Once you log in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with all the semi-dedicated server accounts, you are able to go to the Cron Jobs section where you just have to select the directory path to the script file to be executed as well as the command path for the particular language the script was designed in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You can find the latter inside the Control Panel, and you can copy/paste it with a few clicks. Next, select the time interval for the cron using drop-down navigation for the minutes, hours, days or months and you'll be all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the entire process really simple and intuitive, so you will not have any problems if you do not have prior experience. In case you are more tech-savvy, you can also use the standard cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on a single line.