A cron job is an automated task, which performs a certain action - usually executing some script in the web hosting account. The task is pre-set, which means that it will run on a regular basis - weekly, daily, hourly etc. There are many good reasons to employ a cron job for your websites. For instance, you can get daily reports how many 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 separate folder in your website hosting account. Making use of cron jobs will help you with the management of your sites since you're able to get lots of things carried out automatically and have reports for them, rather than investing precious time and efforts to do them yourself.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting

If you get any of our cloud hosting packages, you will be able to set up cron jobs with just a few clicks via your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have not done that previously. Hepsia is very easy to use, so instead of writing numbers and asterisks on particular positions, which is the usual technique to set up a cron job, you will be able to select the days, hours or minutes a script should be run using very simple drop-down menus. This is done in the Cron Jobs section of the Control Panel and, of course, you can always use the first method as well, when you are experienced enough and you prefer it. In either case, you'll have to enter the path to the script that'll be executed and the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files within your account. The latter is included in the Control Panel and you're able to copy/paste it, but if you encounter any issues, you can contact your technical support team.