A cron job is an automated task, which performs a specific action - generally running a script in a web hosting account. The task is planned, so that it will run on a regular basis - hourly, daily, weekly and so on. There are lots of good reasons to use a cron job for your websites. For example, you can get day-to-day reports how many website visitors have signed up on your site, some temporary folder may be emptied automatically each and every week or a backup copy of the content may be created in a different folder in your hosting account. Employing cron jobs will help you with the administration of your sites as you can have lots of things carried out automatically and get reports about them, in lieu of spending precious time and efforts to do them manually.

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 don't have previous experience with these types of things, you will find an incredibly intuitive interface where you could plan the execution of your cron, choosing one or more time frame options - minutes, hours, days, months, or specific weekdays. The single thing you will have to type in manually is the actual task to be executed, which includes the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts and the path to the particular file that is to be executed. More skillful customers can also use the Advanced mode of our instrument and enter manually the execution period using numbers and asterisks. If you'd like additional crons than your shared web hosting package allows you to have, you'll be able to upgrade this characteristic in batches of five with just a couple of clicks.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can assign as many cron jobs as you would like if you host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and it doesn't take over one minute to do that. Unlike various other website hosting Control Panels where you should enter commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line so that you can create a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel contains a user-friendly interface where you'll be able to decide how often a new cron should be executed by using simple drop-down menus to select the hours, minutes, day of the week, etcetera. The two things which you'll have to submit manually are the folder path to the script file that should be executed plus the command path to the programming language system files in the account (PHP. Perl, Python). You'll be able to copy the aforementioned from the Server Information part of your hosting Control Panel, which means that it will not take you more than several clicks to set up a cron job within your semi-dedicated account.