A cron job is an automated task, which executes a particular action - generally executing some script in a website hosting account. The task is pre-set, so that it will run regularly - weekly, daily, hourly and so on. There are many reasons to use a cron job for your sites. For example, you can get regular reports how many visitors have registered on your website, a temp folder may be emptied automatically once a week or a backup of your content may be generated in a standalone folder inside your hosting account. Using cron jobs can help you with the administration of your sites as you're able to get several things completed automatically and get reports about them, instead of spending time and efforts to do them by hand.

Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting

Our user-friendly Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will allow you to set up cron jobs with ease. In case you don't have prior experience with these kinds of things, you will find a really user-friendly interface where one can plan the execution of your cron, selecting one or several time frame possibilities - months, days, hours, minutes, or specific days of the week. The sole thing that you have to fill manually is the specific task to be run, which consists of the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts and the path to the particular file that is to be executed. Knowledgeable customers may also use the Advanced mode of our instrument and enter by hand the execution period using numbers and asterisks. If you'd like more crons than your shared hosting package lets you have, you'll be able to upgrade this feature in batches of five with only a couple of mouse clicks.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You'll be able to set up as many cron jobs as you would like when you host your websites with a semi-dedicated server account from us and it doesn't take more than one minute to do that. Unlike other hosting Control Panels where you need to enter commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line to be able to create a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel has a time and effort saving interface where you're able to decide how often a new cron should be executed by using simple drop-down menus to pick the minutes, hours, day of the week, etcetera. The only two things which you'll have to submit manually are the folder path to the script file which should be executed and the command path to the programming language system files in the account (Perl, Python, PHP). You will be able to copy the aforementioned from the Server Information section of your hosting Control Panel, which means that it won't take you more than a couple of clicks to set up a cron job within your semi-dedicated account.