A cron job is an automated task, which performs a specific action - usually running some script in the hosting account. The task is scheduled, so it will run regularly - hourly, daily, weekly etc. There are numerous good reasons to use a cron job for your websites. For example, you can get daily reports how many site visitors have registered on your website, some temporary folder may be emptied automatically per week or a backup of your content may be created in a separate folder inside your website hosting account. Employing cron jobs will help you with the administration of your sites because you're able to have numerous things done automatically and get reports about them, instead of spending valuable time and efforts to do them by hand.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Website Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with all of the cloud website hosting plans, will help you to create cron jobs in a couple of easy steps even when you haven't ever used such a function before. When you log in and visit the Cron Jobs area where you're able to create background tasks, you just have to copy and paste the server access path to Perl, PHP or Python based on the script that you will run, type the path in your account to the specific script file and after that choose how often your cron job will be executed. For the latter, you can use the basic mode and choose the days, hours, minutes, etc. through straightforward drop-down navigation, or if you are more experienced, you can take advantage of the advanced mode and specify the time period with numbers and asterisks i.e. the standard method which you might have employed with various Control Panels.