A cron job is an automatic task, that executes a certain action - usually executing a script in the hosting account. The task is planned, so it will run on a regular basis - weekly, daily, hourly etc. There are various reasons to make use of a cron job for your websites. For example, you can get daily reports how many site visitors have registered on your website, a temp folder can be emptied automatically each week or a backup of the content can be made in a different folder inside your hosting account. Making use of cron jobs will help you with the administration of your sites since you can get a lot of things carried out automatically and have reports about them, rather than investing precious time and efforts to complete them by hand.

Cron Jobs in Shared Web Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all the shared web hosting packages, will help you to set up cron jobs in a few easy steps even if you have never used such a feature previously. As soon as you log in and navigate to the Cron Jobs section where you're able to set background tasks, you just need to paste the server access path to PHP, Pyton or Perl based on the script that you will run, type the path within your account to the actual script file and after that choose how often the cron job has to be carried out. For the aforementioned, you can use the basic mode and choose the days, hours, minutes, etc. through simple drop-down menus, or in case you are more experienced, you'll be able to use the advanced mode and set the time period with numbers and asterisks i.e. the standard method that you may have employed with various other Control Panels.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You're able to assign as many cron jobs as you'd like if you host your websites with a semi-dedicated server account from our company and it does not take more than one minute to do that. In contrast to various hosting Control Panels where you have to enter commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line to set up a cron job, our Hepsia Control Panel has a user-friendly interface where you will be able to decide how often a new cron should run by using simple drop-down menus to pick the hours, minutes, weekdays, etcetera. The two things which you will have to enter manually are the folder path to the script file that has to be run plus the command path to the programming language system files in the account (Perl, Python, PHP). You will be able to copy and paste the aforementioned from the Server Information area of your hosting Control Panel, therefore it will not take you more than a few clicks to set up a cron job in your semi-dedicated account.