A cron job is an automatic task, that executes a particular action - generally executing a script in the website hosting account. The task is planned, so that it will run regularly - weekly, daily, hourly and so on. There are various reasons to employ a cron job for your sites. For instance, you may get daily reports how many visitors have signed up on your site, some temporary folder may be emptied automatically each and every week or a backup of the content can be generated in a standalone folder in your hosting account. Using cron jobs can help you with the administration of your sites as you can have numerous things completed automatically and get reports for them, as opposed to investing precious time and efforts to complete them manually.

Cron Jobs in Website Hosting

The intuitive Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will help you to set up cron jobs easily. If you do not have prior knowledge about these kinds of matters, you will find a very user-friendly interface where you could schedule the execution of the cron, selecting one or several time options - months, days, hours, minutes, or particular days of the week. The only thing you will have to type in yourself is the actual task to be run, which includes the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts and also the path to the particular file that is to be executed. More experienced customers can also make use of the Advanced mode of the instrument and type in manually the execution time period using numbers and asterisks. If you'd like more crons than your website hosting plan lets you have, you are able to upgrade this characteristic in increments of five with only a couple of clicks.