A cron job is an automated task, which executes a specific action - generally executing a script in the web hosting account. The task is planned, therefore it will run regularly - weekly, daily, hourly and so on. There are many reasons to employ a cron job for your sites. For instance, you can get daily reports how many website visitors have signed up on your site, some temp folder can be emptied automatically per week or a backup copy of your content may be generated in a separate folder inside your hosting account. Using cron jobs will help you with the administration of your websites because you're able to have lots of things carried out automatically and have reports for them, as opposed to investing valuable time and efforts to complete them yourself.

Cron Jobs in Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with all of our Linux hosting packages, will allow you to create cron jobs in several easy steps even if you have not employed this option before. After you log in and navigate to the Cron Jobs area where you're able to create background tasks, you just need to copy and paste the system access path to Perl, PHP or Python depending on the script that you will execute, type the path within your account for the actual script file and choose how often the cron job will be carried out. For the aforementioned, you'll be able to use the standard mode and choose the minutes, hours, days, etc. via uncomplicated drop-down options, or if you are more knowledgeable, you can take full advantage of the advanced mode and specify the time interval with numbers and asterisks i.e. the typical method which you may have employed with various other Control Panels.