A cron job is an automatic task, which performs a particular action - usually executing a script inside a hosting account. The task is planned, so that it will run regularly - hourly, daily, weekly etc. There are numerous reasons to employ a cron job for your websites. For example, you may get regular reports how many visitors have signed up on your website, some temporary folder may be emptied automatically each week or a backup of your content may be made in a separate folder within your web hosting account. Using cron jobs will help you with the administration of your sites since you'll be able to have several things carried out automatically and get reports about them, as opposed to investing time and efforts to do them yourself.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting

Setting up a cron job requires exactly three simple steps when you obtain a cloud hosting package with our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, that comes with all of the website hosting accounts, features a section centered on the crons and as soon as you go there, you have to type the folder path to the script which you want to be executed, the command path to the system files for the specified programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), which you can copy and paste from the Server Information section, and set how frequently the cron job has to run. For the time interval, we offer two choices - a user-friendly one with drop-down navigation where you can pick the minutes, hours, days and/or months, and a more advanced one that's used with other website hosting Control Panels in which you are required to type numbers and asterisks on certain positions that outline different periods of time.