A cron job is an automatic task, that executes a specific action - generally running some script inside a hosting account. The task is pre-set, therefore it will run regularly - hourly, daily, weekly and so on. There are various good reasons to employ a cron job for your sites. As an example, you may get daily reports how many website visitors have registered on your site, some temporary folder can be emptied automatically weekly or a backup copy of your content may be created in a standalone folder within your website hosting account. Using cron jobs will help you with the administration of your websites since it is possible to get lots of things carried out automatically and get reports for them, as opposed to investing precious time and efforts to complete them yourself.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting

Creating a cron job will take you simply three very simple steps when you acquire a cloud hosting package with us. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all of the web hosting accounts, has a section focused on the crons and as soon as you get there, you should type the folder path to the script that you would like to be executed, the command path to the server files for the particular programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), that you can copy and paste from the Server Information section, and after that determine how often the cron job needs to run. For the time interval, we provide two options - an easy to use one with drop-down navigation where you can select the minutes, hours, days or months, and a more advanced one that is used with various other hosting Control Panels in which you need to type numbers and asterisks on certain positions that define different time periods.