A cron job is an automated task, which executes a certain action - usually executing some script in the website hosting account. The task is pre-set, which means that it will run regularly - hourly, daily, weekly etc. There are various reasons to employ a cron job for your sites. For instance, you can get daily reports how many site visitors have registered on your site, a temp folder can be emptied automatically each week or a backup of your content may be made in a different folder in your hosting account. Using cron jobs will help you with the management of your sites as you can have several things executed automatically and get reports for them, as opposed to spending precious time and efforts to do them yourself.

Cron Jobs in Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, that is included with all our hosting, allows you to set up cron jobs in several easy steps even when you have never used this function before. After you log in and navigate to the Cron Jobs area where you're able to create background tasks, you just need to paste the server access path to PHP, Pyton or Perl according to the script that you will run, type the path inside of your account for the specific script file and after that select how often the cron job will be executed. For the aforementioned, you'll be able to use the basic mode and select the days, hours, minutes, etc. through uncomplicated drop-down menus, or if you are more knowledgeable, you can use the advanced mode and set the time interval with numbers and asterisks i.e. the standard method that you might have used with other Control Panels.