A cron job is an automatic task, which executes a specific action - generally running some script in the hosting account. The task is pre-set, so that it will run regularly - hourly, daily, weekly and so on. There are many reasons to use a cron job for your sites. For instance, you may get regular reports how many site visitors have signed up on your site, some temporary folder may be emptied automatically once a week or a backup of your content can be made in a standalone folder inside your website hosting account. Employing cron jobs will help you with the management of your sites as you are able to get a lot of things done automatically and have reports about them, rather than investing valuable time and efforts to complete them manually.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting

Setting up a cron job will take you exactly 3 easy steps when you get a cloud hosting package with us. The Hepsia Control Panel, that comes with all the web hosting accounts, has a section dedicated to the crons and as soon as you go there, you have to enter the folder path to the script that you want to be run, the command path to the server files for the specified programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), which you can copy from the Server Information section, and after that set how frequently the cron job should run. For that time interval, we provide two choices - a very intuitive one with drop-down menus where you can select the minutes, hours, days or months, along with a more advanced one that's used with different hosting Control Panels in which you are expected to type numbers and asterisks on specific positions that outline different periods of time.