A cron job is an automatic task, that executes a specific action - usually executing some script in a hosting account. The task is scheduled, so it will run on a regular basis - weekly, daily, hourly etc. There are numerous good reasons to make use of a cron job for your websites. For example, you can get daily reports how many site visitors have registered on your website, some temp folder may be emptied automatically each week or a backup copy of your content may be created in a standalone folder inside your website hosting account. Making use of cron jobs can help you with the management of your sites as you're able to get lots of things carried out automatically and have reports about them, in lieu of investing time and efforts to complete them manually.

Cron Jobs in Website Hosting

Our simple to use Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will help you to create cron jobs easily. If you don't have previous experience with these kinds of matters, you will find an incredibly user-friendly interface where one can schedule the execution of your cron, choosing one or several time frame possibilities - minutes, hours, days, months, or specific weekdays. The only thing that you have to fill manually is the precise command to be run, which consists of the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts as well as the path to the actual file that will be executed. More knowledgeable customers can also take advantage of the Advanced mode of the tool and enter by hand the execution period with numbers and asterisks. If you'd like more crons than your website hosting plan enables you to have, you'll be able to upgrade this feature in increments of five with only a few mouse clicks.