A cron job is an automated task, which performs a certain action - generally executing a script in a web hosting account. The task is planned, which means that it will run on a regular basis - hourly, daily, weekly etc. There are various good reasons to use a cron job for your websites. For example, you may get day-to-day reports how many site visitors have registered on your website, some temp folder may be emptied automatically once a week or a backup of the content may be created in a standalone folder within your website hosting account. Making use of cron jobs will help you with the administration of your websites as you can have lots of things carried out automatically and have reports for them, in lieu of spending precious time and efforts to do them yourself.

Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all our Linux shared hosting, will help you to set up cron jobs in a couple of basic steps even if you have not employed such a function previously. As soon as you log in and proceed to the Cron Jobs area where you'll be able to create background tasks, you just need to paste the server access path to Perl, PHP or Python with respect to the script that you'll run, type the path in your account for the actual script file and then choose how often the cron job has to be carried out. For the latter, you'll be able to use the basic mode and select the days, hours, minutes, etcetera through uncomplicated drop-down menus, or maybe in case you are more knowledgeable, you'll be able to use the advanced mode and specify the time interval with numbers and asterisks i.e. the standard method which you may have used with different Control Panels.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you wish to use cron jobs for some of your websites and you have a semi-dedicated server account from us, it will not take you more than a few clicks in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel to do this. Installing a new cron job is really easy and you can easily add one through the Advanced part of Hepsia where you will find a box to enter two things - the path to the programming language system files which you'll find inside the Server Information area (PHP, Python, Perl) along with the path to the script that you need the cron job to run. The very last step is to choose how often the cron will be executed and we have a rather time and effort saving interface for that, so by using drop-down menus you can easily choose the interval in minutes, hours or days. In case you are more tech-savvy or used to the particular standard, though more advanced way to set a cron interval using digits and asterisks, you can use this alternative as well.