A cron job is an automatic task, which executes a particular action - typically running a script in the web hosting account. The task is pre-set, so that it will run regularly - weekly, daily, hourly etc. There are various reasons to employ a cron job for your sites. As an example, you may get day-to-day reports how many visitors have signed up on your site, some temporary folder may be emptied automatically once a week or a backup copy of the content may be created in a standalone folder in your web hosting account. Using cron jobs can help you with the administration of your sites because you can get many things executed automatically and have reports about them, rather than investing valuable time and efforts to do them manually.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting

Setting up a cron job requires precisely 3 simple steps when you obtain a cloud hosting package with our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all of the hosting accounts, has a section dedicated to the crons and as soon as you go there, you should enter the folder path to the script which you want to be run, the command path to the system files for the specified programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), that you can copy from the Server Information section, and after that set how frequently the cron job has to run. For the time interval, we provide two choices - a very intuitive one with drop-down menus where you can choose the minutes, hours, days and/or months, and a more advanced one that is used with other hosting Control Panels where you are expected to type numbers and asterisks on specific positions that define different periods of time.