A cron job is an automatic task, that performs a certain action - typically running some script in the web hosting account. The task is pre-set, so it will run regularly - weekly, daily, hourly etc. There are many good reasons to use a cron job for your websites. As an example, you can get daily reports how many visitors have signed up on your website, some temp folder may be emptied automatically each and every week or a backup copy of the content can be created in a different folder in your web hosting account. Employing cron jobs will help you with the management of your websites because you are able to get numerous things completed automatically and have reports about them, as an alternative to investing valuable time and efforts to complete them by hand.

Cron Jobs in Hosting

The user-friendly Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will allow you to create cron jobs with no trouble. If you do not have prior knowledge about these types of things, you will find a really easy-to-use interface where one can schedule the execution of your cron, selecting one or several time frame options - minutes, hours, days, months, or certain days of the week. The only thing that you will have to type in yourself is the specific task to be run, which includes the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts as well as the path to the actual file that is to be executed. More skillful users may also take advantage of the Advanced mode of the tool and type in by hand the execution time using numbers and asterisks. If you want more crons than your hosting plan allows you to have, you're able to upgrade this attribute in batches of five with only a couple of mouse clicks.