A cron job is an automatic task, that executes a specific action - generally running some script in a website hosting account. The task is planned, so that it will run on a regular basis - weekly, daily, hourly etc. There are various reasons to use a cron job for your sites. For instance, you can get regular reports how many site visitors have signed up on your website, some temporary folder can be emptied automatically each week or a backup copy of your content can be made in a separate folder within your website hosting account. Making use of cron jobs will help you with the management of your sites because you're able to get several things completed automatically and get reports about them, as opposed to investing time and efforts to do them by hand.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Web Hosting

Setting up a cron job will take you simply three very simple steps when you acquire a cloud web hosting package through our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, that comes with all the web hosting accounts, features a section dedicated to the crons and when you go there, you have to enter the folder path to the script that you'd like to be run, the command path to the server files for the particular programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), that you can copy from the Server Information section, and then determine how often the cron job has to run. For the time interval, we offer two choices - a very intuitive one with drop-down navigation where you can select the minutes, hours, days or months, as well as a more complex one that is used with various other website hosting Control Panels where you should type numbers and asterisks on specific positions that define separate periods of time.