A cron job is an automated task, that executes a specific action - generally executing a script in the web hosting account. The task is scheduled, so that it will run on a regular basis - weekly, daily, hourly etc. There are many reasons to use a cron job for your sites. For example, you may get regular reports how many website visitors have signed up on your site, a temp folder can be emptied automatically weekly or a backup copy of the content may be made in a separate folder within your website hosting account. Using cron jobs can help you with the management of your websites because it is possible to get lots of things executed automatically and have reports about them, in lieu of investing precious time and efforts to do them by hand.

Cron Jobs in Shared Web Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, that is provided with all our shared web hosting services, allows you to set up cron jobs in a few easy steps even when you haven't ever employed this option before. When you log in and go to the Cron Jobs section where you can assign background tasks, you just need to paste the server access path to PHP, Pyton or Perl depending on the script that you will execute, type the path inside of your account to the specific script file and select how often the cron job will be executed. For the latter, you can use the standard mode and choose the days, hours, minutes, etcetera using simple drop-down navigation, or in case you are more skilled, you can use the advanced mode and specify the time period with numbers and asterisks i.e. the usual method which you might have employed with other Control Panels.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you use a semi-dedicated server account with us to host your websites, you'll be able to install cron jobs for all of them effortlessly. This can be done in three very easy steps from the Hepsia Control Panel that's used to control the website hosting account, so you will be able to set up a new cron even when you do not have any previous experience. In the Cron Jobs section of Hepsia, you'll discover a box where you have to copy/paste the path to the system files in your account for the programming language your script was written in - Python, PHP, Perl, Bash, etc. You also have to submit the folder path to the script file that'll be executed in the same box and then use our user-friendly drop-down menus to choose how often our system will run the cron. More experienced users, can also employ the traditional method of setting up a cron job by typing digits and asterisks in certain positions in addition to the previously mentioned paths.