A cron job is an automated task, that performs a particular action - usually executing a script in the website hosting account. The task is scheduled, so that it will run on a regular basis - weekly, daily, hourly and so on. There are various good reasons to make use of a cron job for your sites. For example, you may get daily reports how many visitors have signed up on your site, some temporary folder can be emptied automatically per week or a backup copy of your content may be made in a different folder within your web hosting account. Employing cron jobs will help you with the administration of your websites because you'll be able to have several things done automatically and have reports about them, rather than spending valuable time and efforts to do them manually.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting
Our simple to use Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will help you to create cron jobs with no trouble. In case you don't have prior knowledge about such things, you'll find a really intuitive interface where you can plan the execution of the cron, picking one or several time possibilities - minutes, hours, days, months, or exact weekdays. The one thing you will have to enter manually is the precise command to be executed, which consists of the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts and the path to the particular file that is to be executed. More experienced users can also take advantage of the Advanced mode of our tool and type in manually the execution time period with numbers and asterisks. If you want additional crons than your cloud hosting package lets you have, you'll be able to upgrade this characteristic in batches of five with just a couple of mouse clicks.