A cron job is an automatic task, which performs a particular action - typically executing some script inside a hosting account. The task is scheduled, which means that it will run regularly - weekly, daily, hourly and so on. There are various good reasons to use a cron job for your websites. For example, you may get regular reports how many visitors have registered on your site, a temp folder may be emptied automatically per week or a backup of your content can be made in a different folder within your web hosting account. Making use of cron jobs can help you with the management of your sites as you're able to have numerous things done automatically and have reports for them, in lieu of spending time and efforts to complete them manually.
Cron Jobs in Hosting
Setting up a cron job requires just three quick steps when you acquire a hosting package from us. The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all of the website hosting accounts, features a section dedicated to the crons and once you get there, you should type the folder path to the script that you want to be run, the command path to the system files for the specified programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), that you can copy and paste from the Server Information section, and then specify how often the cron job has to run. For the time interval, we offer two choices - a user-friendly one with drop-down menus where you can select the minutes, hours, days and/or months, along with a more advanced one that is used with different website hosting Control Panels in which you are required to type numbers and asterisks on certain positions that define separate periods of time.