A cron job is an automatic task, that executes a specific action - usually running a script inside a hosting account. The task is scheduled, so it will run on a regular basis - weekly, daily, hourly and so on. There are many reasons to make use of a cron job for your websites. As an example, you may get daily reports how many visitors have registered on your website, a temp folder can be emptied automatically weekly or a backup copy of your content can be created in a separate folder within your hosting account. Making use of cron jobs will help you with the administration of your sites since it is possible to have numerous things carried out automatically and get reports about them, rather than spending precious time and efforts to do them manually.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all of our cloud plans, will allow you to set up cron jobs in a couple of basic steps even if you have never used this type of feature before. After you sign in and navigate to the Cron Jobs area where you can assign background tasks, you just need to copy and paste the server access path to PHP, Perl or Python depending on the script that you will run, type the path inside of your account for the actual script file and choose how often your cron job will be executed. For the aforementioned, you can use the standard mode and select the minutes, hours, days, etc. through uncomplicated drop-down navigation, or maybe 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 employed with other Control Panels.