A cron job is an automatic task, which executes a specific action - usually executing a script in a hosting account. The task is scheduled, so that it will run regularly - hourly, daily, weekly and so on. There are many reasons to use a cron job for your websites. As an example, you may get daily reports how many visitors have registered on your site, a temporary folder can be emptied automatically per week or a backup of the content may be generated in a different folder in your web hosting account. Using cron jobs can help you with the management of your sites because it is possible to get many things done automatically and have reports about them, in lieu of investing precious time and efforts to do them yourself.

Cron Jobs in Shared Web Hosting

Our easy to use Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will help you to create cron jobs effortlessly. If you do not have prior experience with such things, you will find a very user-friendly interface where one can schedule the execution of your cron, choosing one or more time frame possibilities - minutes, hours, days, months, or specific days of the week. The single thing you will have to fill manually is the actual task to be run, which includes the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts and also the path to the actual file that is to be executed. Knowledgeable users may also make use of the Advanced mode of our instrument and type in by hand the execution time period with numbers and asterisks. If you need more crons than your shared web hosting package lets you have, you're able to upgrade this characteristic in batches of five with a couple of mouse clicks.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

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