A cron job is an automatic task, which performs a certain action - usually running a script in the hosting account. The task is scheduled, so it will run regularly - hourly, daily, weekly etc. There are numerous reasons to make use of a cron job for your sites. For example, you may get regular reports how many site visitors have signed up on your website, a temporary folder may be emptied automatically once a week or a backup copy of your content may be created in a standalone folder inside your website hosting account. Using cron jobs will help you with the administration of your sites because you're able to have several things executed automatically and get reports for them, as opposed to investing precious time and efforts to do them yourself.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Web Hosting

The intuitive Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will allow you to create cron jobs without difficulty. In case you don't have prior experience with these types of things, you'll find a really easy-to-use interface where you can plan the execution of your cron, selecting one or more time frame possibilities - months, days, hours, minutes, or particular weekdays. The thing that you have to fill manually is the precise command to be executed, which consists of the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts and the path to the actual file that is to be executed. Knowledgeable customers can also use the Advanced mode of the tool and type in by hand the execution time with numbers and asterisks. If you'd like additional crons than your cloud web hosting package allows you to have, you're able to upgrade this characteristic in increments of five with only a few mouse clicks.