A cron job is an automated task, that performs a certain action - typically executing some script in the hosting account. The task is pre-set, therefore it will run regularly - weekly, daily, hourly etc. There are numerous reasons to employ a cron job for your websites. As an example, you can get regular reports how many website visitors have signed up on your site, some temporary folder can be emptied automatically each week or a backup of your content can be made in a separate folder in your web hosting account. Using cron jobs can help you with the management of your websites since you're able to have lots of things executed automatically and have reports for them, as opposed to investing time and efforts to do them by hand.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Website Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which is featured with all our Linux cloud website hosting packages, allows you to set up cron jobs in a few easy steps even when you haven't ever employed this type of option previously. When you log in and proceed to the Cron Jobs section where you can assign background tasks, you just have to copy and paste the server access path to Perl, PHP or Python according to the script you will run, type the path within your account to the specific script file and after that choose how often your cron job has to be executed. For the latter, you'll be able to use the standard mode and select the days, hours, minutes, etc. through straightforward drop-down navigation, or in case you are more experienced, you can take full advantage of the advanced mode and set the time period with numbers and asterisks i.e. the typical method which you might have employed with other Control Panels.