A cron job is an automated task, which performs a certain action - usually running some script inside a website hosting account. The task is pre-set, so it will run on a regular basis - weekly, daily, hourly and so on. There are various reasons to employ a cron job for your sites. As an example, you can get daily reports how many website visitors have registered on your site, some temp folder can be emptied automatically every week or a backup copy of your content can be created in a standalone folder inside your web hosting account. Making use of cron jobs can help you with the administration of your sites since it is possible to get lots of things done automatically and get reports about them, as an alternative to spending precious time and efforts to do them manually.
Cron Jobs in Hosting
When you get any of our hosting packages, you're able to create cron jobs with just a few clicks via your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have never done that previously. Hepsia is quite intuitive, so as opposed to entering numbers and asterisks on certain positions, which is the usual method to create a cron job, you can select the minutes, hours or days a given script should be run using quick drop-down navigation. The latter is done from the Cron Jobs part of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can use the first method too, when you're knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you will also have to enter the path to the script that will be executed and the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files in your account. The last mentioned is available in the Control Panel and you're able to copy/paste it, yet if you experience any issues, you can always call your tech support team.