A cron job is an automated task, that executes a certain action - generally executing a script inside a web hosting account. The task is scheduled, so that it will run regularly - hourly, daily, weekly and so on. There are numerous reasons to employ a cron job for your sites. As an example, you can get regular reports how many visitors have registered on your site, a temporary folder can be emptied automatically weekly or a backup copy of your content may be made in a standalone folder within your hosting account. Making use of cron jobs will help you with the management of your sites as you are able to have a lot of things executed automatically and have reports for them, instead of spending valuable time and efforts to do them yourself.

Cron Jobs in Shared Web Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all our Linux shared web hosting packages, will allow you to set up cron jobs in a couple of easy steps even when you haven't ever used this function previously. Once you sign in and proceed to the Cron Jobs section where you can create background tasks, you just need to paste the system access path to PHP, Pyton or Perl based on the script that you'll execute, type the path in your account to the specific script file and then choose how often your cron job will be carried out. For the latter, you'll be able to use the standard mode and select the minutes, hours, days, etcetera through uncomplicated drop-down options, or if you are more experienced, you can use the advanced mode and specify the time interval with numbers and asterisks i.e. the usual method that you may have employed with other Control Panels.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Installing a cron job in our system is really simple. Once you sign in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all of the semi-dedicated server accounts, you will be able to go to the Cron Jobs section where you only have to pick the directory path to the script file to be executed plus the command path for the particular language the script was written in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You can find the latter inside the Control Panel, so you can copy and paste it with a few clicks. Next, select the time period for your cron using drop-down menus for the months, days, hours or minutes and you are all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the process really simple and intuitive, so you won't have any problems if you don't have prior experience. In case you are more tech-savvy, you may also take advantage of the conventional cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on one line.