A cron job is an automatic task, which executes a certain action - generally executing some script inside a hosting account. The task is pre-set, so that it will run on a regular basis - hourly, daily, weekly etc. There are numerous good reasons to make use of a cron job for your sites. For instance, you can get daily reports how many website visitors have signed up on your website, some temporary folder can be emptied automatically each and every week or a backup copy of the content may be created in a standalone folder inside your web hosting account. Using cron jobs will help you with the management of your sites because you can get numerous things done automatically and have reports for them, as an alternative to investing time and efforts to complete them manually.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Web Hosting

Creating a cron job will take you exactly 3 simple steps when you obtain a cloud web hosting package from us. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all of the website hosting accounts, features a section centered on the crons and when you go there, you should enter the folder path to the script that you'd like to be run, the command path to the server files for the selected programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), which you can copy and paste from the Server Information section, and then set how frequently the cron job needs to run. For that time interval, our company offers two options - a user-friendly one with drop-down menus where one can pick the minutes, hours, days and/or months, along with a more complex one that's used with different website hosting Control Panels where you should type numbers and asterisks on certain positions that outline different time periods.