A cron job is an automated task, that performs a specific action - usually running a script inside a website hosting account. The task is pre-set, so it will run on a regular basis - weekly, daily, hourly and so on. There are numerous reasons to employ a cron job for your sites. For example, you may get daily reports how many visitors have registered on your website, some temp folder may be emptied automatically each week or a backup copy of your content may be created in a standalone folder in your hosting account. Using cron jobs can help you with the management of your websites as it is possible to get numerous things done automatically and get reports for them, as opposed to investing time and efforts to do them yourself.
Cron Jobs in Hosting
If you get any of our hosting plans, you'll be able to set up cron jobs with only a few mouse clicks through your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have not done that before. Hepsia is quite easy to use, so instead of writing numbers and asterisks on certain positions, which is the typical way to assign a cron job, you will be able to pick the days, hours or minutes a given script needs to be run using simple drop-down navigation. The latter is done in your Cron Jobs area of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can use the first method as well, if you're experienced enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you'll have to type in the path to the script that'll be executed and the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files within your account. The latter is included in the Control Panel and you'll be able to copy/paste it, yet if you encounter any kind of difficulties, you can contact your support team.