A cron job is an automated task, that performs a specific action - generally running some script in a hosting account. The task is planned, so that it will run regularly - weekly, daily, hourly and so on. There are numerous 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, a temp folder may be emptied automatically each week or a backup copy of the content can be created in a different folder within your web hosting account. Using cron jobs will help you with the administration of your websites because you are able to have several things completed automatically and have reports for them, instead of investing valuable time and efforts to complete them by hand.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Web Hosting
If you get any of our cloud web hosting
packages, you're able to create cron jobs with just a few mouse clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have never done that before. Hepsia is quite user-friendly, so rather than writing numbers and asterisks on particular places, which is the usual method to assign a cron job, you will be able to choose the minutes, hours or days a given script should be executed using very simple drop-down navigation. This is done from the Cron Jobs part of the Control Panel and, of course, you can use the first method as well, in case you're experienced enough and you prefer it. In either case, you'll need to enter the path to the script that will be executed and the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files inside your account. The latter can be found in the Control Panel and you'll be able to copy/paste it, but if you experience any kind of issues, you can call your support team.