A cron job is an automatic task, which performs a specific action - typically executing some script in a web hosting account. The task is pre-set, so it will run on a regular basis - weekly, daily, hourly etc. There are lots of good reasons to employ a cron job for your websites. As an example, you may get day-to-day reports how many site visitors have registered on your website, a temp folder may be emptied automatically each and every week or a backup copy of your content may be made in a separate folder inside your website hosting account. Using cron jobs will help you with the management of your sites since you are able to have numerous things completed automatically and get reports about them, as opposed to investing time and efforts to do them by hand.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Website Hosting

When you get any of our cloud website hosting plans, you can create cron jobs with a couple mouse clicks via your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have never done that before. Hepsia is quite simple to use, so as opposed to entering numbers and asterisks on specific positions, which is the usual method to set up a cron job, you can choose the days, hours or minutes a script should be executed using simple drop-down menus. The latter is done in the Cron Jobs section of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can always use the first method as well, in case you're knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In either case, you will also have to type in the path to the script that'll be executed along with the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files in your account. The aforementioned is available in the Control Panel and you can copy/paste it, still if you encounter any issues, you can always call your tech support team.