A cron job is an automatic task, that executes a certain action - usually executing a script in the web hosting account. The task is planned, which means that it will run on a regular basis - hourly, daily, weekly and so on. There are numerous good reasons to employ a cron job for your sites. For example, you can get day-to-day reports how many website visitors have registered on your site, some temporary folder may be emptied automatically weekly or a backup of your content can be made in a standalone folder in your hosting account. Employing cron jobs can help you with the management of your sites because you'll be able to get a lot of things executed automatically and get reports for them, instead of investing precious time and efforts to do them manually.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting

When you get any of our cloud hosting packages, you're able to set up cron jobs with a couple clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have never done that before. Hepsia is really user-friendly, so rather than entering numbers and asterisks on particular places, which is the common way to make a cron job, you will be able to choose the minutes, hours or days a script should be executed using quick drop-down menus. This is done from your Cron Jobs section of the Control Panel and, of course, you can use the first method as well, if you're skilled enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you will also need to enter the path to the script which will be executed and the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files in your account. The last mentioned is included in the Control Panel and you can copy/paste it, still if you encounter any kind of issues, you can always call your tech support team.