A cron job is an automatic task, which executes a specific action - typically executing some script inside a web hosting account. The task is scheduled, therefore it will run regularly - weekly, daily, hourly etc. There are numerous reasons to employ a cron job for your websites. For instance, you can get daily reports how many site visitors have registered on your site, a temp folder may be emptied automatically every week or a backup copy of your content may be generated in a standalone folder inside your website hosting account. Making use of cron jobs will help you with the administration of your sites as you'll be able to get a lot of things executed automatically and have reports for them, instead of investing valuable time and efforts to complete them yourself.

Cron Jobs in Website Hosting

The user-friendly Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will help you to create cron jobs easily. If you don't have prior knowledge about such matters, you will find a very intuitive interface where you can plan the execution of the cron, picking one or several time possibilities - months, days, hours, minutes, or specific weekdays. The single thing that you have to type in yourself is the actual task to be executed, which consists of the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts as well as the path to the actual file that is to be executed. Knowledgeable customers can also take advantage of the Advanced mode of our instrument and type in by hand the execution time period with numbers and asterisks. If you need additional crons than your website hosting package enables you to have, you'll be able to upgrade this attribute in increments of five with just a couple of mouse clicks.