A cron job is an automated task, that executes a certain action - generally executing some script in the hosting account. The task is pre-set, therefore it will run regularly - weekly, daily, hourly and so on. There are numerous reasons to employ a cron job for your websites. As an example, you can get daily reports how many visitors have registered on your website, some temporary folder may be emptied automatically each week or a backup copy of your content can be made in a different folder in your web hosting account. Using cron jobs will help you with the administration of your websites as it is possible to have several things executed automatically and have reports about them, in lieu of spending valuable time and efforts to complete them by hand.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Website Hosting

The user-friendly Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will help you to set up cron jobs effortlessly. If you do not have prior experience with these types of matters, you will find a very easy-to-use interface where one can plan the execution of the cron, selecting one or more time frame options - minutes, hours, days, months, or specific weekdays. The single thing that you have to enter manually is the actual command to be run, which includes the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts and the path to the actual file that is to be executed. Knowledgeable users can also use the Advanced mode of our tool and type in manually the execution time period with numbers and asterisks. If you need more crons than your cloud website hosting package lets you have, you're able to upgrade this characteristic in increments of five with only a few clicks.