A cron job is an automated task, that performs a particular action - generally executing some script in a website hosting account. The task is pre-set, so it will run on a regular basis - hourly, daily, weekly and so on. There are many good reasons to employ a cron job for your sites. For instance, you can get regular reports how many website visitors have registered on your site, a temporary folder can be emptied automatically every week or a backup of the content may be created in a standalone folder within your hosting account. Employing cron jobs will help you with the management of your websites because it is possible to get lots of things carried out automatically and get reports about them, as an alternative to investing time and efforts to complete them manually.

Cron Jobs in Web Hosting

Creating a cron job will take you exactly 3 simple steps when you acquire a web hosting package from our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, that comes with all the website hosting accounts, features a section centered on the crons and when you get there, you have to type the folder path to the script that you want to be executed, the command path to the system files for the particular programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), which you can copy from the Server Information section, and set how frequently the cron job needs to run. For that time interval, we provide two choices - a user-friendly one with drop-down menus where one can select the minutes, hours, days and/or months, as well as a more advanced one that is used with various other web hosting Control Panels in which you should type numbers and asterisks on specific positions that define different time periods.