A cron job is an automated task, that executes a specific action - typically running some script inside a website hosting account. The task is scheduled, so that it will run on a regular basis - weekly, daily, hourly etc. There are many reasons to use a cron job for your websites. For instance, you can get daily reports how many visitors have signed up on your site, a temp folder may be emptied automatically weekly or a backup copy of your content may be made in a separate folder inside your website hosting account. Employing cron jobs will help you with the administration of your websites as you're able to have numerous things completed automatically and have reports about them, instead of investing precious time and efforts to complete them yourself.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Web Hosting
If you get any of our cloud web hosting plans, you can set up cron jobs with a couple of mouse clicks through your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have never done that previously. Hepsia is quite intuitive, so instead of typing numbers and asterisks on certain positions, which is the typical method to create a cron job, you will be able to pick the days, hours or minutes a given script needs to be run using quick drop-down navigation. This is done in your Cron Jobs part of the Control Panel and, of course, you can always use the first method as well, in case you are skilled enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you'll need to enter the path to the script that will be executed along with the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files inside your account. The latter is included in the Control Panel and you can copy/paste it, yet if you experience any issues, you can get in touch with your tech support team.