A cron job is an automated task, which performs a particular action - typically running some script in the hosting account. The task is planned, so that it will run on a regular basis - hourly, daily, weekly etc. There are numerous reasons to use a cron job for your sites. For example, you can get daily reports how many website visitors have signed up on your site, a temporary folder may be emptied automatically each week or a backup of the content may be generated in a separate folder in your website hosting account. Employing cron jobs will help you with the management of your websites because you're able to get many things done automatically and get reports for them, instead of investing precious time and efforts to complete them yourself.
Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting
If you get any of our shared hosting packages, you're able to set up cron jobs with a couple of mouse clicks through your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have never done that before. Hepsia is very intuitive, so rather than typing numbers and asterisks on specific positions, which is the common method to assign a cron job, you can select the days, hours or minutes some script has to be run using uncomplicated drop-down navigation. This is done in the Cron Jobs section of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can use the first method too, in case you are knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you will also need to type in 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 last mentioned is available in the Control Panel and you can copy/paste it, but if you experience any kind of issues, you can always get in touch with your support team.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you want to use cron jobs for some of your websites and you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, it will not take you more than a couple of clicks inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel to do this. Installing a new cron job is really simple and you can easily add one through the Advanced part of Hepsia where you can find a box to provide two different things - the path to the programming language system files which you'll find in the Server Information section (PHP, Python, Perl) along with the path to the script that you want the cron job to execute. The final step is to decide how often the cron will run and we've got an extremely intuitive interface for that, which means that by using drop-down navigation you are able to select the interval in days, hours or minutes. If you are more tech-savvy or used to this standard, though more complex way to set a cron interval employing digits and asterisks, you can use this solution as well.