A cron job is an automated task, that performs a specific action - generally executing a script in the web hosting account. The task is scheduled, which means that it will run on a regular basis - hourly, daily, weekly and so on. There are many good reasons to employ a cron job for your websites. As an example, you may get regular reports how many visitors have signed up on your website, some temp folder may be emptied automatically per week or a backup of the content may be created in a different folder in your hosting account. Employing cron jobs will help you with the management of your websites as you are able to have numerous things done automatically and get reports about them, in lieu of spending valuable time and efforts to complete them yourself.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting

When you get any of our cloud hosting packages, you are able to set up cron jobs with a couple mouse clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have never done that before. Hepsia is really easy to use, so instead of entering numbers and asterisks on particular places, which is the common way to create a cron job, you can select the days, hours or minutes some script has to be executed using very simple drop-down menus. This is done from the Cron Jobs part of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can always use the first method as well, if you are knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In either case, you'll have to type in 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 latter can be found in the Control Panel and you're able to copy/paste it, but if you experience any issues, you can always contact your tech support team.