A cron job is an automatic task, which performs a certain action - usually running a script in the hosting account. The task is scheduled, which means that it will run regularly - hourly, daily, weekly and so on. There are numerous reasons to use a cron job for your websites. For instance, you may get daily reports how many visitors have registered on your site, some temp folder may be emptied automatically each and every week or a backup of the content may be created in a standalone folder inside your web hosting account. Making use of cron jobs will help you with the administration of your sites since you are able to get numerous things executed automatically and get reports for them, as an alternative to spending precious time and efforts to complete them by hand.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Web Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which is featured with all the cloud web hosting, allows you to set up cron jobs in several simple steps even when you haven't ever used such a option before. As soon as you log in and proceed to the Cron Jobs section where you'll be able to create background tasks, you just need to paste the server access path to Perl, Python or PHP according to the script you will execute, type the path in your account to the actual script file and then select how often the cron job will be carried out. For the aforementioned, you'll be able to use the standard mode and select the minutes, hours, days, etc. using uncomplicated drop-down options, or maybe in case you are more skilled, you can take full advantage of the advanced mode and set the time period with numbers and asterisks i.e. the usual method which you may have employed with various Control Panels.