A cron job is an automatic task, which performs a particular action - typically running some script in a website hosting account. The task is pre-set, therefore it will run on a regular basis - weekly, daily, hourly and so on. There are numerous reasons to make use of a cron job for your websites. As an example, you can get regular reports how many website visitors have registered on your website, some temporary folder may be emptied automatically weekly or a backup copy of the content can be made in a separate folder within your hosting account. Employing cron jobs can help you with the administration of your sites since you are able to have many things done automatically and have reports for them, rather than spending precious time and efforts to do them yourself.

Cron Jobs in Shared Website Hosting

Creating a cron job requires simply 3 easy steps when you obtain a shared website hosting plan from us. The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all the website hosting accounts, features an area dedicated to the crons and as soon as you get there, you have to enter the folder path to the script which you want to be run, the command path to the system files for the specified programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), that you can copy and paste from the Server Information section, and after that determine how often the cron job needs to run. For the time interval, we offer two choices - a very intuitive one with drop-down navigation where one can select the minutes, hours, days or months, and a more complex one that's used with various other web hosting Control Panels in which you need to type numbers and asterisks on specific positions that outline separate periods of time.