A cron job is an automated task, which executes a specific action - usually running some script inside a website hosting account. The task is pre-set, which means that it will run on a regular basis - hourly, daily, weekly and so on. There are numerous reasons to use a cron job for your sites. For example, you may get day-to-day reports how many site visitors have registered on your website, some temp folder can be emptied automatically every week or a backup of the content may be created in a separate folder within your web hosting account. Making use of cron jobs can help you with the management of your websites since you're able to have several things completed automatically and have reports about them, as an alternative to investing precious time and efforts to complete them by hand.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting

The easy to use Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will allow you to set up cron jobs with ease. In case you don't have previous knowledge about such matters, you'll find a very intuitive interface where you can schedule the execution of your cron, selecting one or more time options - minutes, hours, days, months, or certain days of the week. The only thing you will have to type in manually is the actual task to be executed, which consists of the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts and also the path to the particular file that will be executed. More capable customers can also use the Advanced mode of the instrument and enter by hand the execution period with numbers and asterisks. If you want more crons than your cloud hosting plan lets you have, you can upgrade this feature in batches of five with a couple of clicks.