A cron job is an automated task, that performs a particular action - typically running a script in the hosting account. The task is planned, which means that it will run regularly - weekly, daily, hourly etc. There are numerous reasons to make use of a cron job for your websites. As an example, you can get daily reports how many visitors have signed up on your site, some temp folder can be emptied automatically once a week or a backup of your content may be created in a different folder in your website hosting account. Employing cron jobs can help you with the administration of your websites as you're able to get a lot of things executed automatically and have reports about them, rather than investing time and efforts to complete them manually.
Cron Jobs in Web Hosting
Setting up a cron job will take you simply 3 simple steps when you acquire a web hosting plan through us. The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all of the web hosting accounts, has a section focused on the crons and once you go there, you need to type the folder path to the script that you want to be executed, the command path to the server files for the particular programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), that you can copy and paste from the Server Information section, and then set how frequently the cron job has to run. For that time interval, our company offers two choices - a user-friendly one with drop-down menus where you can choose the minutes, hours, days and/or months, as well as a more complex one that is used with other website hosting Control Panels in which you need to type numbers and asterisks on certain positions that define different periods of time.