A cron job is an automated task, that performs a certain action - usually executing some script in the web hosting account. The task is planned, so it will run on a regular basis - hourly, daily, weekly etc. There are lots of reasons to use a cron job for your sites. For example, you may get daily reports how many website visitors have signed up on your website, some temp folder can be emptied automatically weekly or a backup of your content may be generated in a separate folder within your website hosting account. Making use of cron jobs can help you with the administration of your websites since you are able to have a lot of things done automatically and get reports for them, instead of spending valuable time and efforts to complete them manually.

Cron Jobs in Website Hosting

Our user-friendly Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will allow you to set up cron jobs in no time. In case you don't have prior knowledge about these kinds of matters, you will find a really intuitive interface where you could plan the execution of the cron, choosing one or several time possibilities - minutes, hours, days, months, or specific days of the week. The thing you will have to fill manually is the specific command to be run, which includes the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts and also the path to the actual file that is to be executed. More experienced users may also make use of the Advanced mode of our instrument and type in by hand the execution time with numbers and asterisks. If you'd like additional crons than your website hosting plan enables you to have, you are able to upgrade this characteristic in increments of five with a few mouse clicks.