A cron job is an automatic task, which executes a particular action - typically executing a script inside a hosting account. The task is scheduled, which means that it will run regularly - weekly, daily, hourly etc. There are various good reasons to use a cron job for your sites. As an example, you may get daily reports how many website visitors have signed up on your website, some temporary folder can be emptied automatically each and every week or a backup copy of the content can be made in a different folder inside your web hosting account. Employing cron jobs will help you with the administration of your websites because you'll be able to have a lot of things done automatically and have reports about them, as an alternative to spending time and efforts to do them by hand.

Cron Jobs in Website Hosting

When you get any of our website hosting plans, you're able to set up cron jobs with a couple clicks using your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have not done that previously. Hepsia is really intuitive, so instead of entering numbers and asterisks on particular places, which is the usual method to assign a cron job, you will be able to select the days, hours or minutes a given script has to be executed using uncomplicated drop-down navigation. The latter is done from the Cron Jobs area of the Control Panel and, of course, you can always use the first method too, in case you're experienced enough and you prefer it. In either case, you'll have to enter the path to the script that will be executed as well as the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files within your account. The aforementioned is available in the Control Panel and you are able to copy/paste it, still if you experience any kind of difficulties, you can contact your support team.