A cron job is an automatic task, which performs a particular action - typically executing some script inside a web hosting account. The task is pre-set, therefore it will run on a regular basis - weekly, daily, hourly etc. There are various reasons to employ a cron job for your websites. For instance, you can get regular reports how many website visitors have signed up on your site, a temporary folder may be emptied automatically once a week or a backup of the content can be created in a standalone folder within your website hosting account. Making use of cron jobs will help you with the administration of your websites since you can have numerous things carried out automatically and get reports for them, as opposed to spending precious time and efforts to complete them by hand.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting
Setting up a cron job requires simply three quick steps when you get a cloud hosting
package from us. The Hepsia Control Panel, that comes with all of the website hosting accounts, has a section focused on the crons and as soon as you go there, you need to type the folder path to the script that you'd like to be executed, the command path to the server files for the selected programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), that you can copy and paste from the Server Information section, and then specify how often the cron job should run. For the time interval, we provide two choices - a user-friendly one with drop-down menus where you can choose the minutes, hours, days and/or months, and a more advanced one that is used with many other hosting Control Panels where you are required to type numbers and asterisks on certain positions that define different periods of time.