A cron job is an automated task, which executes a particular action - generally executing some script in the hosting account. The task is planned, which means that it will run regularly - weekly, daily, hourly and so on. There are various good reasons to make use of a cron job for your websites. As an example, you can get regular reports how many visitors have registered on your site, a temporary folder may be emptied automatically once a week or a backup copy of your content can be created in a standalone folder in your web hosting account. Employing cron jobs can help you with the management of your websites as you are able to get many things executed automatically and get reports about them, as opposed to investing valuable time and efforts to do them manually.
Cron Jobs in Hosting
When you get any of our hosting packages, you are able to set up cron jobs with a couple of mouse clicks through your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have not done that previously. Hepsia is really simple to use, so instead of entering numbers and asterisks on particular places, which is the usual method to make a cron job, you can select the days, hours or minutes some script has to be executed using uncomplicated drop-down menus. The latter is done from your Cron Jobs section of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can always use the first method as well, if you are skilled enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you'll have to type in the path to the script that will be executed as well as the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files within your account. The latter can be found in the Control Panel and you'll be able to copy/paste it, yet if you experience any issues, you can contact your technical support team.