A cron job is an automated task, that executes a certain action - usually executing some script in the hosting account. The task is planned, which means that it will run regularly - weekly, daily, hourly etc. There are various good reasons to employ a cron job for your websites. As an example, you may get daily reports how many site visitors have registered on your website, some temporary folder can be emptied automatically each and every week or a backup copy of the content can be created in a separate folder inside your website hosting account. Employing cron jobs will help you with the management of your sites as you are able to get lots of things executed automatically and get reports about them, in lieu of investing valuable time and efforts to complete them by hand.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Web Hosting

If you get any of our cloud web hosting packages, you are able to set up cron jobs with only a few mouse clicks using your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have not done that previously. Hepsia is very user-friendly, so rather than entering numbers and asterisks on specific positions, which is the common technique to make a cron job, you will be able to select the days, hours or minutes a given script needs to be run using uncomplicated drop-down navigation. This is done from the Cron Jobs area of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can always use the first method too, when you are knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In either case, you'll need to type in the path to the script that will be executed along with the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files in your account. The last mentioned can be found in the Control Panel and you can copy/paste it, yet if you encounter any issues, you can always get in touch with your technical support team.