A cron job is an automated task, which executes a specific action - generally running a script in the web hosting account. The task is pre-set, so that it will run on a regular basis - hourly, daily, weekly and so on. There are various good reasons to use a cron job for your websites. For instance, you may get day-to-day reports how many visitors have signed up on your website, a temp folder can be emptied automatically per week or a backup of the content may be created in a separate folder inside your web hosting account. Using cron jobs will help you with the management of your sites since it is possible to have several things completed automatically and get reports for them, rather than investing precious time and efforts to do them yourself.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Web Hosting

If you get any of our cloud web hosting plans, you'll be able to set up cron jobs with just a few clicks through your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have not done that previously. Hepsia is really simple to use, so as opposed to entering numbers and asterisks on certain places, which is the common way to assign a cron job, you'll be able to choose the minutes, hours or days some script should be executed using quick drop-down navigation. This is done from the Cron Jobs area of the Control Panel and, of course, you can always use the first method too, when you are knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In either case, you will also have to enter the path to the script that'll be executed as well as the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files in your account. The aforementioned is available in the Control Panel and you're able to copy/paste it, yet if you encounter any kind of difficulties, you can contact your tech support team.