A cron job is an automated task, which performs a certain action - usually executing some script in a website hosting account. The task is planned, therefore it will run regularly - hourly, daily, weekly and so on. There are various reasons to use a cron job for your sites. As an example, you can get daily reports how many site visitors have signed up on your website, some temp folder can be emptied automatically each week or a backup of the content can be generated in a different folder within your web hosting account. Making use of cron jobs will help you with the administration of your sites as it is possible to get a lot of things executed automatically and get reports for them, as an alternative to investing precious time and efforts to do them manually.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting
Setting up a cron job will take you simply three quick steps when you get a cloud hosting plan from us. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all the hosting accounts, has an area dedicated to the crons and once you get there, you have to enter the folder path to the script that you would like to be executed, the command path to the system files for the specified programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), which you can copy and paste from the Server Information section, and then set how frequently the cron job needs to run. For the time interval, we provide two options - an easy to use one with drop-down navigation where one can choose the minutes, hours, days and/or months, along with a more advanced one that is used with many other hosting Control Panels in which you need to type numbers and asterisks on certain positions that define separate time periods.