A cron job is an automatic task, which executes a particular action - usually executing a script inside a website hosting account. The task is planned, so that it will run regularly - hourly, daily, weekly and so on. There are numerous good reasons to make use of a cron job for your sites. As an example, you can get regular reports how many site visitors have signed up on your website, a temporary folder can be emptied automatically per week or a backup copy of your content may be generated in a separate folder in your website hosting account. Making use of cron jobs will help you with the management of your websites as you'll be able to have numerous things executed automatically and have reports about them, in lieu of investing precious time and efforts to do them by hand.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting

The easy to use Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will allow you to create cron jobs with no trouble. If you do not have previous knowledge of these kinds of matters, you'll find an incredibly user-friendly interface where one can schedule the execution of your cron, selecting one or several time possibilities - minutes, hours, days, months, or certain days of the week. The only thing you will have to fill in manually is the specific command to be run, which consists of the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts and the path to the particular file that will be executed. More capable customers can also make use of the Advanced mode of the tool and type in manually the execution period with numbers and asterisks. If you need more crons than your cloud hosting plan lets you have, you can upgrade this feature in batches of five with only a few clicks.