A cron job is an automated task, that executes a certain action - generally running a script in a website hosting account. The task is pre-set, so it will run on a regular basis - hourly, daily, weekly and so on. There are various good reasons to make use of a cron job for your websites. As an example, you can get regular reports how many site visitors have signed up on your website, a temporary folder may be emptied automatically per week or a backup copy of your content may be created in a standalone folder in your website hosting account. Employing cron jobs will help you with the administration of your websites because you can get numerous things carried out automatically and get reports for them, rather than spending valuable time and efforts to do them manually.

Cron Jobs in Web Hosting

If you get any of our web hosting plans, you're able to create cron jobs with just a few mouse clicks using your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have never done that before. Hepsia is quite easy to use, so instead of writing numbers and asterisks on certain places, which is the usual way to create a cron job, you can select the minutes, hours or days a given script needs to be run using quick drop-down menus. The latter is done in the Cron Jobs part of the Control Panel and, of course, you can always use the first method as well, if you're knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In either case, you will also need to type in the path to the script which will be executed as well as the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files within your account. The last mentioned is included in the Control Panel and you'll be able to copy/paste it, still if you encounter any kind of issues, you can always contact your tech support team.