A cron job is an automated task, that executes a certain action - generally running some script in the hosting account. The task is scheduled, so it will run regularly - weekly, daily, hourly and so on. There are lots of reasons to use a cron job for your websites. As an example, you may get regular reports how many site visitors have signed up on your site, a temp folder can be emptied automatically every week or a backup of the content may be created in a separate folder in your hosting account. Making use of cron jobs will help you with the administration of your websites because you can get lots of things executed automatically and get reports for them, as an alternative to investing time and efforts to do them by hand.

Cron Jobs in Website Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with all our website hosting, will allow you to set up cron jobs in a couple of basic steps even when you have never used this option previously. When you sign in and navigate to the Cron Jobs section where you are able to assign background tasks, you just have to copy and paste the server access path to PHP, Pyton or Perl based on the script you will run, type the path within your account to the actual script file and after that select how often your cron job has to be carried out. For the aforementioned, you'll be able to use the basic mode and choose the days, hours, minutes, etc. via uncomplicated drop-down navigation, or if you are more experienced, you'll be able to use the advanced mode and set the time period with numbers and asterisks i.e. the standard method which you might have used with other Control Panels.