A cron job is an automatic task, which executes a specific action - usually running a script inside a web hosting account. The task is scheduled, so it will run regularly - hourly, daily, weekly etc. There are many reasons to employ a cron job for your sites. For instance, you may get regular reports how many visitors have registered on your site, some temporary folder may be emptied automatically weekly or a backup of your content can be created in a standalone folder inside your website hosting account. Employing cron jobs can help you with the management of your websites as you are able to get numerous things done automatically and get reports about them, instead of spending time and efforts to do them manually.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Web Hosting
The intuitive Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will help you to set up cron jobs without difficulty. In case you don't have prior experience with these kinds of things, you'll find an incredibly user-friendly interface where you could schedule the execution of the cron, selecting one or more time frame possibilities - months, days, hours, minutes, or specific days of the week. The single thing that you have to type in manually is the actual command to be run, which includes the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts and also the path to the actual file that is to be executed. More capable users may also take advantage of the Advanced mode of our tool and type in by hand the execution time using numbers and asterisks. If you need additional crons than your cloud web hosting package lets you have, you are able to upgrade this feature in increments of five with only a couple of clicks.