A cron job is an automatic task, that executes a particular action - generally running a script in a website hosting account. The task is planned, which means that it will run on a regular basis - weekly, daily, hourly and so on. There are lots of reasons to use a cron job for your sites. As an example, you may get regular reports how many visitors have registered on your site, a temp folder may be emptied automatically per week or a backup of the content may be created in a standalone folder within your hosting account. Making use of cron jobs will help you with the administration of your websites since you'll be able to get lots of things executed automatically and get reports for them, instead of investing valuable time and efforts to complete them yourself.

Cron Jobs in Shared Web Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all our Linux shared web hosting, allows you to create cron jobs in several simple steps even when you have not used this type of option before. Once you sign in and go to the Cron Jobs area where you are able to assign background tasks, you just have to paste the server access path to Perl, Python or PHP with respect to the script that you will execute, type the path in your account to the specific script file and after that choose how often your cron job has to be executed. For the latter, you can use the basic mode and pick the days, hours, minutes, etcetera via uncomplicated drop-down options, or in case you are more skilled, you can take advantage of the advanced mode and specify the time interval with numbers and asterisks i.e. the typical method that you may have employed with various other Control Panels.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company to host your sites, you will be able to install cron jobs for all of them with ease. This is done in 3 really easy steps in the Hepsia Control Panel that's used to manage the web hosting account, so you'll be able to set up a new cron even when you don't have any prior experience. Within the Cron Jobs section of Hepsia, you'll discover a box where you need to copy and paste the path to the system files in your account for the programming language your script was designed in - Perl, Bash, Python, PHP, etc. You also need to submit the folder path to the script file that'll be executed in the same box and then use our intuitive drop-down menus to choose how often our system will run the cron. Advanced users, can also use the traditional method of setting up a cron job by typing digits and asterisks in specific positions along with the previously mentioned paths.