A cron job is an automated task, that performs a specific action - usually executing a script inside a hosting account. The task is pre-set, so that it will run regularly - weekly, daily, hourly etc. There are numerous reasons to make use of a cron job for your websites. For example, you may get daily reports how many website visitors have signed up on your site, a temporary folder may be emptied automatically each and every week or a backup of your content can be created in a separate folder inside your website hosting account. Making use of cron jobs can help you with the administration of your websites since you're able to get several things executed automatically and get reports about them, instead of investing valuable time and efforts to do them manually.
Cron Jobs in Web Hosting
Creating a cron job requires simply three quick steps when you get a web hosting plan with our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, that comes with all the hosting accounts, features an area dedicated to the crons and when you go there, you need to type the folder path to the script that you would like to be run, the command path to the server files for the specific programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), which you can copy from the Server Information section, and after that determine how frequently the cron job has to run. For the time interval, our company offers two choices - a user-friendly one with drop-down menus where you can pick the minutes, hours, days or months, along with a more advanced one that is used with other hosting Control Panels in which you have to type numbers and asterisks on certain positions that define separate periods of time.