A cron job is an automated task, which performs a particular action - generally executing a script in a web hosting account. The task is pre-set, so that it will run on a regular basis - weekly, daily, hourly etc. There are many good reasons to use a cron job for your websites. As an example, you can get daily reports how many visitors have signed up on your website, some temp folder may be emptied automatically weekly or a backup copy of your content can be made in a separate folder within your hosting account. Making use of cron jobs will help you with the administration of your websites because you'll be able to get several things carried out automatically and have reports about them, as an alternative to investing valuable time and efforts to do them manually.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting
If you get any of our cloud hosting plans, you can set up cron jobs with a couple clicks through your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have never done that before. Hepsia is very easy to use, so rather than entering numbers and asterisks on particular positions, which is the common technique to make a cron job, you will be able to choose the days, hours or minutes a given script needs to be run using very simple drop-down menus. This is done from your Cron Jobs area of the Control Panel and, of course, you can use the first method as well, if you are experienced enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you will also have to type in the path to the script that will be executed and the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files inside your account. The aforementioned is available in the Control Panel and you can copy/paste it, still if you encounter any issues, you can call your technical support team.