A cron job is an automated task, which performs a particular action - generally running some script in the hosting account. The task is pre-set, therefore it will run on a regular basis - weekly, daily, hourly and so on. There are various good reasons to make use of a cron job for your sites. For instance, you can get regular reports how many website visitors have signed up on your website, a temp folder may be emptied automatically per week or a backup of the content may be created in a separate folder in your website hosting account. Using cron jobs will help you with the administration of your sites since you are able to get several things executed automatically and have reports for them, as an alternative to investing valuable time and efforts to do them by hand.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Website Hosting

Creating a cron job requires exactly three very simple steps when you get a cloud website hosting plan with our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, that comes with all the website hosting accounts, features a section dedicated to the crons and once you go there, you have to type the folder path to the script which you want to be executed, the command path to the server files for the specified programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), which you can copy and paste from the Server Information section, and set how often the cron job should run. For that time interval, we provide two choices - a user-friendly one with drop-down menus where you can choose the minutes, hours, days or months, as well as a more complex one that is used with different website hosting Control Panels where you need to type numbers and asterisks on particular positions that outline different time periods.