A cron job is an automated task, which executes a particular action - generally executing a script in a hosting account. The task is planned, therefore it will run on a regular basis - hourly, daily, weekly etc. There are various reasons to employ a cron job for your sites. For instance, you may get daily reports how many visitors have registered on your website, a temporary folder can be emptied automatically each week or a backup of your content may be generated in a different folder in your web hosting account. Making use of cron jobs will help you with the administration of your websites since you can have numerous things carried out automatically and have reports for them, rather than investing precious time and efforts to complete them yourself.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Website Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with all our Linux cloud website hosting, allows you to create cron jobs in a few basic steps even when you have not used this feature before. Once you log in and go to the Cron Jobs area where you're able to set background tasks, you just need to copy and paste the server access path to PHP, Perl or Python according to the script you'll run, type the path within your account for the actual script file and after that choose how often your cron job has to be executed. For the latter, you'll be able to use the standard mode and choose the minutes, hours, days, etc. using straightforward drop-down menus, or in case you are more skilled, you'll be able to use the advanced mode and set the time interval with numbers and asterisks i.e. the typical method which you might have employed with different Control Panels.