A cron job is an automatic task, which executes a particular action - typically running some script inside a hosting account. The task is scheduled, so that it will run on a regular basis - hourly, daily, weekly and so on. There are various good reasons to make use of a cron job for your sites. For instance, you can get regular reports how many site visitors have registered on your website, a temporary folder may be emptied automatically each week or a backup copy of the content may be created in a standalone folder in your hosting account. Using cron jobs will help you with the administration of your sites since you can have lots of things done automatically and get reports about them, instead of spending precious time and efforts to complete them yourself.
Cron Jobs in Hosting
Creating a cron job will take you just three very simple steps when you acquire a hosting
package with our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, that comes with all the hosting accounts, features a section focused on the crons and as soon as you get there, you need to type the folder path to the script that you would like to be run, the command path to the system files for the specified programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), that you can copy from the Server Information section, and then specify how often the cron job should run. For that time interval, we offer two choices - a user-friendly one with drop-down navigation where one can pick the minutes, hours, days and/or months, as well as a more advanced one that is used with other website hosting Control Panels where you are expected to type numbers and asterisks on specific positions that define different periods of time.