A cron job is an automatic task, that executes a particular action - usually running some script inside a web hosting account. The task is pre-set, therefore it will run on a regular basis - weekly, daily, hourly etc. There are numerous reasons to use a cron job for your sites. For example, you may get daily reports how many site visitors have registered on your website, some temp folder can be emptied automatically every week or a backup copy of your content may be generated in a standalone folder within your website hosting account. Using cron jobs will help you with the management of your sites since it is possible to have numerous things executed automatically and have reports about them, rather than investing precious time and efforts to complete them manually.

Cron Jobs in Website Hosting

Setting up a cron job will take you just three very simple steps when you acquire a website hosting plan through our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, that comes with all the web hosting accounts, features an area dedicated to the crons and as soon as you go there, you should enter the folder path to the script that you would like to be run, the command path to the system files for the specific programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), that you can copy and paste from the Server Information section, and determine how frequently the cron job needs to run. For the time interval, we offer two choices - an easy to use one with drop-down menus where one can pick the minutes, hours, days or months, and a more complex one that's used with different web hosting Control Panels where you are expected to type numbers and asterisks on certain positions that define separate time periods.