A cron job is a command, that works automatically in the background on a pre-set period and it runs a script in a hosting account. There are no restrictions regarding what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it could do, or what exactly your file extension should be. Some examples are sending an everyday report with all the client activity within a specific site, creating a regular backup or deleting the files in a particular folder. These types of tasks and / or any other script can be run on time periods specified by the end user - each few minutes, hours or days, and even every month as well as once a year based on the exact objective. Making use of cron jobs to automate numerous aspects of managing a site saves considerable time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting

Our easy to use Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will help you to create cron jobs easily. If you don't have previous knowledge about these types of things, you will find an incredibly user-friendly interface where you can plan the execution of your cron, choosing one or several time options - minutes, hours, days, months, or certain days of the week. The thing that you have to fill yourself is the actual task to be executed, which consists of the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts as well as the path to the actual file that will be executed. Knowledgeable customers may also take advantage of the Advanced mode of our tool and enter manually the execution time with numbers and asterisks. If you'd like more crons than your shared hosting plan lets you have, you'll be able to upgrade this feature in increments of five with just a few clicks.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you use a semi-dedicated server account with our company to host your sites, you can set up cron jobs for any of them without difficulty. This can be done in three very easy steps from the Hepsia Control Panel that is used to manage the hosting account, so you will be able to create a new cron even if you don't have any prior experience. Inside the Cron Jobs part of Hepsia, you will discover a box where you need to copy and paste the path to the system files inside your account for the programming language your script was written in - PHP, Python, Perl, Bash, and so on. You also need to enter the folder path to the script file that will be executed in the same box and then use our intuitive drop-down menus to decide how often our system will run the cron. Experienced users, can also use the traditional method of setting up a cron job by typing digits and asterisks in certain positions in addition to the previously mentioned paths.