A cron job is an automatic task, which executes a specific action - generally executing a script inside a web hosting account. The task is pre-set, so it will run regularly - hourly, daily, weekly etc. There are lots of good reasons to use a cron job for your websites. For example, you can get regular reports how many website visitors have signed up on your site, some temporary folder can be emptied automatically each and every week or a backup of the content may be generated in a different folder in your website hosting account. Employing cron jobs will help you with the management of your sites because you can get many things carried out automatically and have reports for them, as opposed to investing precious time and efforts to do them by hand.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting

Creating a cron job will take you simply 3 easy steps if you get a cloud hosting plan with us. The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all of the web hosting accounts, has a section centered on the crons and as soon as you go there, you have to enter the folder path to the script that you'd like to be executed, the command path to the system files for the specific programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), that you can copy from the Server Information section, and then set how often the cron job needs to run. For that time interval, we offer two options - a very intuitive one with drop-down menus where one can select the minutes, hours, days or months, and a more advanced one that is used with many other web hosting Control Panels in which you need to type numbers and asterisks on certain positions that define separate time periods.