A cron job is an automated task, which performs a certain action - generally running some script in the hosting account. The task is scheduled, so that it will run on a regular basis - weekly, daily, hourly etc. There are many good reasons to use a cron job for your websites. For example, you can get regular reports how many visitors have signed up on your website, a temp folder can be emptied automatically once a week or a backup of your content may be made in a different folder in your web hosting account. Using cron jobs can help you with the management of your websites because you'll be able to get several things completed automatically and have reports for them, as opposed to investing precious time and efforts to complete them manually.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with all of our cloud packages, will help you to set up cron jobs in several basic steps even if you haven't ever used this option previously. After you sign in and navigate to the Cron Jobs section where you'll be able to assign background tasks, you just need to copy and paste the server access path to PHP, Perl or Python with respect to the script you'll run, type the path inside of your account to the actual script file and select how often the cron job has to be executed. For the aforementioned, you'll be able to use the basic mode and select the minutes, hours, days, etc. via straightforward drop-down options, or in case you are more skilled, you can use the advanced mode and set the time period with numbers and asterisks i.e. the typical method that you may have used with various other Control Panels.