A cron job is an automated task, which performs a particular action - typically executing some script in the hosting account. The task is pre-set, so it will run regularly - hourly, daily, weekly and so on. There are numerous good reasons to employ a cron job for your sites. For instance, you can get day-to-day reports how many visitors have signed up on your website, some temporary folder may be emptied automatically every week or a backup of your content may be generated in a different folder in your web hosting account. Making use of cron jobs can help you with the management of your websites since you are able to get lots of things done automatically and have reports for them, as an alternative to spending time and efforts to complete them by hand.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting

Our simple to use Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will allow you to create cron jobs with no trouble. If you do not have prior knowledge about such things, you will find an incredibly user-friendly interface where one can plan the execution of the cron, selecting one or more time options - minutes, hours, days, months, or specific weekdays. The one thing that you have to type in yourself is the actual command to be executed, which consists of the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts and the path to the actual file that is to be executed. More knowledgeable customers can also make use of the Advanced mode of our tool and enter by hand the execution period using numbers and asterisks. If you'd like more crons than your cloud hosting plan allows you to have, you can upgrade this characteristic in batches of five with a few clicks.