A cron job is an automatic task, that performs a specific action - usually executing a script in the web hosting account. The task is planned, which means that it will run on a regular basis - hourly, daily, weekly and so on. There are numerous good reasons to employ a cron job for your websites. For example, you can get daily reports how many website visitors have registered on your site, some temporary folder can be emptied automatically each and every week or a backup of your content can be generated in a separate folder in your hosting account. Using cron jobs can help you with the management of your websites because you can have lots of things carried out automatically and get reports for them, as opposed to investing precious time and efforts to complete them yourself.

Cron Jobs in Web Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, that is included with all the web hosting plans, will allow you to create cron jobs in several easy steps even if you have never employed this type of function before. After you sign in and go to the Cron Jobs section where you are able to create background tasks, you just need to copy and paste the server access path to PHP, Perl or Python depending on the script that you'll execute, type the path within your account to the specific script file and then choose how often the cron job has to be executed. For the latter, you'll be able to use the basic mode and choose the minutes, hours, days, etc. via uncomplicated drop-down options, or in case you are more experienced, you'll be able to use the advanced mode and specify the time period with numbers and asterisks i.e. the typical method which you might have employed with different Control Panels.