A cron job is an automatic task, that performs a specific action - generally executing some script in a hosting account. The task is planned, therefore it will run regularly - hourly, daily, weekly and so on. There are many reasons to use a cron job for your sites. As an example, you may get daily reports how many website visitors have registered on your site, a temp folder can be emptied automatically each and every week or a backup of your content may be made in a standalone folder in your website hosting account. Using cron jobs can help you with the administration of your sites since you can get a lot of things completed automatically and have reports for them, rather than investing time and efforts to do them by hand.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Web Hosting

When you get any of our cloud web hosting packages, you'll be able to set up cron jobs with a couple clicks via your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have not done that before. Hepsia is really intuitive, so instead of writing numbers and asterisks on particular positions, which is the usual method to set up a cron job, you'll be able to pick the minutes, hours or days a script should be executed using quick drop-down menus. This is done from your Cron Jobs section of the Control Panel and, of course, you can use the first method too, if you are skilled enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you will also need to type in the path to the script which 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'll be able to copy/paste it, but if you encounter any kind of difficulties, you can contact your support team.