A cron job is an automated task, that executes a certain action - generally running a script in the website hosting account. The task is scheduled, therefore it will run on a regular basis - hourly, daily, weekly etc. There are various reasons to make use of a cron job for your websites. For instance, you may get regular reports how many visitors have registered on your site, some temporary folder may be emptied automatically per week or a backup copy of your content can be generated in a standalone folder in your hosting account. Making use of cron jobs can help you with the management of your websites since you're able to get a lot of things completed automatically and get reports about them, instead of spending valuable time and efforts to do them manually.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting
If you get any of our cloud hosting plans, you'll be able to create cron jobs with only a few clicks through your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have never done that previously. Hepsia is very intuitive, so as opposed to entering numbers and asterisks on certain positions, which is the common way to create a cron job, you'll be able to choose the days, hours or minutes some script has to be run using simple drop-down menus. The latter is done from your Cron Jobs area of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can use the first method as well, when you are knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you will also have to type in the path to the script that will be executed and the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files within your account. The last mentioned can be found in the Control Panel and you're able to copy/paste it, but if you experience any issues, you can get in touch with your technical support team.