A cron job is an automated task, that performs a specific action - typically executing some script inside a hosting account. The task is scheduled, therefore it will run regularly - hourly, daily, weekly and so on. There are various reasons to make use of a cron job for your websites. For example, you may get regular reports how many website visitors have signed up on your website, some temporary folder may be emptied automatically every week or a backup of the content may be made in a standalone folder within your hosting account. Using cron jobs can help you with the management of your websites since it is possible to get a lot of things executed automatically and have reports about them, in lieu of spending time and efforts to do them yourself.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting
If you get any of our cloud hosting plans, you'll be able to set up cron jobs with a couple of mouse clicks through your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have not done that before. Hepsia is quite user-friendly, so instead of entering numbers and asterisks on specific positions, which is the common way to create a cron job, you'll be able to select the days, hours or minutes a script has to be executed using very simple drop-down navigation. The latter is done from the Cron Jobs part of the Control Panel and, of course, you can always use the first method as well, if you're experienced enough and you prefer it. In either case, you will also have to type in the path to the script that will be executed as well as the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files in your account. The last mentioned is included in the Control Panel and you're able to copy/paste it, yet if you experience any difficulties, you can always get in touch with your tech support team.