A cron job is an automated task, which executes a specific action - typically executing some script in the web hosting account. The task is planned, which means that it will run on a regular basis - weekly, daily, hourly etc. There are various good reasons to employ a cron job for your sites. For example, you can get daily reports how many visitors have signed up on your site, some temporary folder can be emptied automatically every week or a backup of the content may be generated in a different folder inside your web hosting account. Employing cron jobs will help you with the administration of your sites as you can have many things carried out automatically and get reports about them, as an alternative to investing valuable time and efforts to do them manually.
Cron Jobs in Shared Web Hosting
If you get any of our shared web hosting packages, you will be able to create cron jobs with a couple of mouse clicks via your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have never done that previously. Hepsia is quite intuitive, so rather than entering numbers and asterisks on certain places, which is the usual way to assign a cron job, you can select the minutes, hours or days some script needs to be executed using quick drop-down navigation. The latter is done in your Cron Jobs part of the Control Panel and, of course, you can use the first method too, if you are experienced enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you'll have to type in the path to the script that'll be executed along with the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files in your account. The aforementioned can be found in the Control Panel and you can copy/paste it, but if you encounter any kind of difficulties, you can always get in touch with your support team.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you would like to use cron jobs for any of your sites and you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company, it won't take you more than a few clicks in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel to do that. Setting up a brand new cron job is very easy and you are able to add one from the Advanced section of Hepsia where you'll find a box to enter two different things - the path to the programming language system files which you can find in the Server Information section (Perl, Python, PHP) along with the path to the script that you'd like the cron job to execute. The final step is to select how often the cron will be executed and we've got an extremely user-friendly interface for that, which means that by using drop-down menus you're able to choose the interval in days, hours or minutes. In case you are more tech-savvy or used to the particular standard, although more complex way to set a cron interval through digits and asterisks, you can use this alternative as well.