A cron job is an automated task, that performs a certain action - generally running a script inside a website hosting account. The task is pre-set, so it will run on a regular basis - hourly, daily, weekly and so on. There are many reasons to make use of a cron job for your websites. For instance, you can get daily reports how many website visitors have registered on your site, a temporary folder may be emptied automatically once a week or a backup of your content may be generated in a standalone folder inside your hosting account. Using cron jobs can help you with the management of your websites since you're able to have a lot of things carried out automatically and have reports about them, in lieu of spending precious time and efforts to complete them manually.

Cron Jobs in Web Hosting

Setting up a cron job requires exactly 3 simple steps when you get a web hosting package with our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all the web hosting accounts, features a section centered on the crons and once you go there, you have to 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 then set how often the cron job should run. For the time interval, our company offers two choices - a very intuitive one with drop-down navigation where one can choose the minutes, hours, days and/or months, as well as a more advanced one that's used with many other hosting Control Panels where you are required to type numbers and asterisks on certain positions that define different time periods.