A cron job is an automatic task, that executes a specific action - usually executing some script in a hosting account. The task is scheduled, so that it will run on a regular basis - weekly, daily, hourly etc. There are various reasons to use a cron job for your sites. As an example, you may get day-to-day reports how many website visitors have registered on your site, a temp folder may be emptied automatically each and every week or a backup of the content can be made in a standalone folder inside your hosting account. Using cron jobs can help you with the administration of your sites as it is possible to have a lot of things completed automatically and get reports for them, rather than investing valuable time and efforts to do them yourself.

Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting

Our intuitive Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will allow you to create cron jobs effortlessly. In case you don't have prior knowledge of such matters, you will find a very intuitive interface where you can schedule the execution of your cron, picking one or several time possibilities - months, days, hours, minutes, or exact weekdays. The single thing that you have to enter manually is the precise command to be run, which includes the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts and the path to the particular file that is to be executed. Knowledgeable users may also use the Advanced mode of the instrument and enter by hand the execution period using numbers and asterisks. If you'd like more crons than your shared hosting plan lets you have, you are able to upgrade this characteristic in increments of five with just a few mouse clicks.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Installing a cron job in our system is quite easy. Once you log in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with all semi-dedicated server accounts, you are able to go to the Cron Jobs section where you just 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 are able to find the latter inside the Control Panel, and you can copy and paste it with just a few clicks. After that, select the time period for your cron via drop-down menus for the minutes, hours, days or months and you'll be all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the entire process really easy and intuitive, so you will not have any problems if you don't have previous experience. When you are more experienced, you can also use the conventional cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on a single line.