A cron job is an automatic task, which performs a specific action - typically executing a script in the hosting account. The task is planned, so that it will run on a regular basis - hourly, daily, weekly and so on. There are lots of good reasons to make use of a cron job for your sites. For instance, you may get regular reports how many visitors have signed up on your website, some temporary folder can be emptied automatically each and every week or a backup copy of your content can be made in a separate folder within your web hosting account. Using cron jobs will help you with the administration of your sites because you'll be able to get a lot of things carried out automatically and get reports about them, rather than spending time and efforts to complete them by hand.

Cron Jobs in Website Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which is featured with all of our Linux website hosting packages, allows you to set up cron jobs in several basic steps even if you have never employed this type of function previously. As soon as you log in and go to the Cron Jobs section where you are able to assign background tasks, you just need to paste the system access path to PHP, Pyton or Perl according to the script that you'll execute, type the path within your account for the actual script file and after that select how often your cron job will be executed. For the aforementioned, you'll be able to use the basic mode and pick the minutes, hours, days, etcetera via straightforward drop-down navigation, or in case you are more skilled, you can take advantage of the advanced mode and set the time period with numbers and asterisks i.e. the typical method that you might have employed with various other Control Panels.