A cron job is an automatic task, that performs a certain action - generally executing a script in the web hosting account. The task is pre-set, therefore it will run regularly - weekly, daily, hourly etc. There are many reasons to make use of a cron job for your sites. For example, you can get daily reports how many visitors have signed up on your website, a temp folder can be emptied automatically each week or a backup of the content can be generated in a standalone folder in your website hosting account. Using cron jobs will help you with the management of your sites because you'll be able to have lots of things completed automatically and get reports for them, instead of spending time and efforts to do them by hand.

Cron Jobs in Hosting

Setting up a cron job will take you simply three simple steps if you get a hosting package with our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all the website hosting accounts, has an area dedicated to the crons and as soon as you go there, you should enter the folder path to the script which you want to be run, the command path to the system files for the specific programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), which you can copy and paste from the Server Information section, and specify how frequently the cron job needs to run. For the time interval, we offer two choices - a user-friendly one with drop-down menus where one can select the minutes, hours, days and/or months, along with a more advanced one that is used with many other website hosting Control Panels where you are expected to type numbers and asterisks on certain positions that define different periods of time.