A cron job is an automatic task, that executes a certain action - usually executing some script inside a web hosting account. The task is scheduled, which means that it will run regularly - hourly, daily, weekly and so on. There are lots of good reasons to use a cron job for your websites. As an example, you may get daily reports how many site visitors have registered on your website, some temporary folder may be emptied automatically weekly or a backup of the content may be created in a standalone folder inside your website hosting account. Employing cron jobs will help you with the management of your websites since you're able to get a lot of things done automatically and get reports about them, as an alternative to investing precious time and efforts to do them by hand.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Website Hosting
Creating a cron job will take you exactly 3 easy steps when you get a cloud website hosting
package from our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all the website hosting accounts, has an area dedicated to the crons and as soon as you get there, you need to enter the folder path to the script that you'd like to be run, the command path to the server files for the specified programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), that you can copy and paste from the Server Information section, and then determine how often the cron job has to run. For the time interval, our company offers two choices - a very intuitive one with drop-down menus where one can choose the minutes, hours, days and/or months, and a more complex one that's used with various other hosting Control Panels in which you have to type numbers and asterisks on specific positions that define separate periods of time.