A cron job is an automatic task, that performs a certain action - typically running some script in the web hosting account. The task is planned, therefore it will run regularly - weekly, daily, hourly and so on. There are many good reasons to use a cron job for your sites. For instance, you can get day-to-day reports how many site visitors have registered on your website, a temporary folder may be emptied automatically per week or a backup copy of your content can be created in a standalone folder within your web hosting account. Employing cron jobs can help you with the administration of your sites as you're able to get a lot of things completed automatically and get reports about them, rather than spending precious 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 in no time. If you do not have prior knowledge about these types of matters, you will find an incredibly easy-to-use interface where one can schedule the execution of the cron, picking one or more time possibilities - minutes, hours, days, months, or exact days of the week. The thing that you have to fill in yourself is the actual task to be run, which includes the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts and also the path to the particular file that is to be executed. More knowledgeable users may also make use of the Advanced mode of the tool and type in manually the execution period with numbers and asterisks. If you want more crons than your shared web hosting package allows you to have, you'll be able to upgrade this characteristic in increments of five with only a few mouse clicks.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

You're able to assign as many cron jobs as you'd like if you host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account from us and it does not take more than one minute to do that. In contrast to other web hosting Control Panels where you should type commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line to be able to set up a cron job, our Hepsia Control Panel includes a time and effort saving interface where you can select how often a new cron needs to run by using simple drop-down menus to choose the minutes, hours, weekdays, etc. The two things that you'll need to type in manually are the folder path to the script file which should be run and the command path to the programming language system files in the account (PHP. Perl, Python). You will be able to copy and paste the latter from the Server Information part of your web 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.