A cron job is an automated task, that performs a specific action - typically executing some script inside a website hosting account. The task is planned, so it will run on a regular basis - weekly, daily, hourly and so on. There are various reasons to make use of a cron job for your websites. As an example, you can get regular reports how many site visitors have signed up on your site, some temporary folder may be emptied automatically every week or a backup of your content may be generated in a separate folder in your website hosting account. Using cron jobs will help you with the management of your websites because you'll be able to have numerous things carried out automatically and get reports about them, instead of investing valuable time and efforts to do them yourself.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Web Hosting

When you get any of our cloud web hosting plans, you will be able to set up cron jobs with just a few mouse clicks through your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have never done that before. Hepsia is quite user-friendly, so rather than typing numbers and asterisks on particular places, which is the typical method to create a cron job, you will be able to choose the minutes, hours or days a script should be executed using uncomplicated drop-down navigation. This is done in the Cron Jobs area of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can use the first method too, if you're knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In either case, you'll need to enter the path to the script that will be executed as well as the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files within your account. The last mentioned can be found in the Control Panel and you can copy/paste it, but if you experience any issues, you can call your support team.