A cron job is an automated task, which performs a certain action - typically executing some 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 lots of good reasons to make use of a cron job for your sites. For example, you can get regular reports how many site visitors have registered on your website, a temporary folder can be emptied automatically each week or a backup of your content may be made in a separate folder within your website hosting account. Using cron jobs will help you with the administration of your sites as you'll be able to have many things carried out automatically and have reports about them, rather than investing time and efforts to do them yourself.
Cron Jobs in Shared Web Hosting
When you get any of our shared web hosting plans, you will be able to set up cron jobs with a couple of mouse clicks using your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have never done that previously. Hepsia is quite user-friendly, so rather than typing numbers and asterisks on particular positions, which is the common technique to make a cron job, you can select the days, hours or minutes some script has to be run using very simple drop-down navigation. This is done from the Cron Jobs area of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can use the first method too, if you're knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you will also have to enter the path to the script that will be executed along with the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files inside your account. The aforementioned is available in the Control Panel and you're able to copy/paste it, still if you experience any difficulties, you can contact your tech support team.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers
Installing a cron job in our system is really simple. Once you log in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all the semi-dedicated server accounts, you're able to go to the Cron Jobs section where you just need to select the directory path to the script file to be executed along with the command path for the specific language the script was designed in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You're able to find the latter in the Control Panel, thus you can copy/paste it with just a few clicks. After that, choose the time period for the cron using drop-down navigation for the minutes, hours, days or months and you will be all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the process very simple and intuitive, so you will not have any problems if you do not have previous experience. In case you are more experienced, you can also use the common cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on one line.