A cron job is an automated task, which performs a specific action - generally executing some script in the hosting account. The task is planned, so that it will run on a regular basis - hourly, daily, weekly etc. There are numerous good reasons to make use of a cron job for your websites. For instance, you can get day-to-day reports how many website visitors have registered on your website, some temp folder can be emptied automatically each and every week or a backup of your content can be created in a different folder within your web hosting account. Employing cron jobs can help you with the management of your websites as it is possible to have a lot of things carried out automatically and have reports for them, instead of spending valuable time and efforts to do them manually.

Cron Jobs in Shared Website Hosting

The easy to use Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will help you to set up cron jobs with no trouble. If you do not have prior knowledge of these types of things, you'll find an incredibly easy-to-use interface where one can schedule the execution of the cron, selecting one or more time options - months, days, hours, minutes, or certain days of the week. The single thing that you will have to fill manually is the precise task to be run, which includes the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts and the path to the particular file that will be executed. More capable customers can also take advantage of the Advanced mode of our tool and enter by hand the execution time period using numbers and asterisks. If you'd like more crons than your shared website hosting package allows you to have, you'll be able to upgrade this attribute in increments of five with just a few mouse clicks.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

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