A cron job is an automated task, that performs a specific action - typically executing a script inside a web hosting account. The task is pre-set, so it will run on a regular basis - hourly, daily, weekly and so on. There are numerous good reasons to employ a cron job for your websites. For example, you can get regular reports how many website visitors have registered on your website, some temporary folder can be emptied automatically each and every week or a backup of the content may be made in a separate folder within your web hosting account. Making use of cron jobs will help you with the administration of your websites because you're able to have many things completed automatically and have reports for them, rather than investing precious time and efforts to complete them by hand.

Cron Jobs in Website Hosting

Creating a cron job will take you simply 3 easy steps when you obtain a website hosting plan through our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all of the hosting accounts, has a section dedicated to the crons and when you go there, you need to enter the folder path to the script that you want to be run, the command path to the server files for the specified programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), which you can copy and paste from the Server Information section, and after that set how frequently the cron job needs to run. For that time interval, we offer two options - an easy to use one with drop-down menus where you can pick the minutes, hours, days and/or months, and a more advanced one that's used with different hosting Control Panels where you should type numbers and asterisks on certain positions that define separate periods of time.