A cron job is an automatic task, which executes a certain action - generally running a script inside a web hosting account. The task is scheduled, which means that it will run on a regular basis - hourly, daily, weekly and so on. There are lots of reasons to make use of a cron job for your sites. As an example, you may get daily reports how many visitors have registered on your website, some temporary folder can be emptied automatically each week or a backup copy of the content can be made in a different folder inside your hosting account. Making use of cron jobs can help you with the management of your sites as you're able to have lots of things completed automatically and have reports about them, in lieu of investing time and efforts to do them manually.
Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting
When you get any of our shared hosting plans, you're able to create cron jobs with a couple of clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have never done that before. Hepsia is quite simple to use, so as opposed to writing numbers and asterisks on particular places, which is the usual technique to set up a cron job, you will be able to choose the minutes, hours or days a script has to be run using uncomplicated drop-down menus. The latter is done in the Cron Jobs part of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can use the first method too, in case you are experienced enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you will also need to enter the path to the script that will be executed as well as the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files inside your account. The latter can be found in the Control Panel and you're able to copy/paste it, yet if you encounter any kind of issues, you can always get in touch with your tech support team.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You're able to create as many cron jobs as you need if you host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account from us and it doesn't take over one minute to do that. Unlike many other website hosting Control Panels where you should enter commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line to create a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel contains a user-friendly interface where you can decide how often a new cron should run by using simple drop-down menus to pick the hours, minutes, day of the week, etc. The two things which you'll have to submit manually are the folder path to the script file which should be executed plus the command path to the programming language system files in the account (PHP. Perl, Python). You can copy the latter from the Server Information area of your hosting Control Panel, which means that it won't take you more than a couple of clicks to set up a cron job inside your semi-dedicated account.