A cron job is an automatic task, which performs a particular action - generally executing some script in a hosting account. The task is pre-set, so that it will run on a regular basis - hourly, daily, weekly and so on. There are lots of good reasons to use a cron job for your sites. As an example, you may get daily reports how many site visitors have signed up on your website, some temporary folder can be emptied automatically weekly or a backup copy of the content may be created in a separate folder in your web hosting account. Employing cron jobs can help you with the administration of your websites as you're able to get several things completed automatically and get reports about them, as an alternative to spending valuable time and efforts to do them manually.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting

Creating a cron job will take you exactly 3 very simple steps if you get a cloud hosting package through us. The Hepsia Control Panel, that comes with all of the web hosting accounts, has a section focused on the crons and as soon as you go there, you have to type the folder path to the script that you want to be executed, the command path to the system files for the selected programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), which you can copy and paste from the Server Information section, and after that specify how often the cron job needs to run. For the time interval, our company offers two choices - a user-friendly one with drop-down menus where one can select the minutes, hours, days and/or months, and a more advanced one that's used with different website hosting Control Panels where you are required to type numbers and asterisks on specific positions that outline different periods of time.