A cron job is an automatic task, which executes a specific action - typically running a script in the hosting account. The task is pre-set, therefore it will run on a regular basis - hourly, daily, weekly etc. There are various good reasons to use a cron job for your websites. For instance, you may get regular reports how many visitors have signed up on your website, some temp folder can be emptied automatically each week or a backup of your content can be made in a separate folder within your website hosting account. Employing cron jobs can help you with the management of your sites as you can have lots of things done automatically and have reports for them, instead of investing precious time and efforts to do them yourself.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Website Hosting

When you get any of our cloud website hosting packages, you will be able to set up cron jobs with just a few clicks via your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have never done that previously. Hepsia is very simple to use, so instead of typing numbers and asterisks on particular places, which is the typical way to set up a cron job, you can pick the days, hours or minutes some script should be executed using simple drop-down navigation. This is done in your Cron Jobs section of the Control Panel and, of course, you can use the first method too, in case you're experienced enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you'll need to type in the path to the script which will be executed as well as the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files inside your account. The aforementioned can be found in the Control Panel and you're able to copy/paste it, still if you experience any kind of issues, you can get in touch with your support team.