A cron job is an automatic task, which executes a certain action - generally running some script in a hosting account. The task is planned, so that it will run on a regular basis - weekly, daily, hourly etc. There are various reasons to employ a cron job for your websites. For example, you may get regular reports how many visitors have signed up on your site, some temporary folder can be emptied automatically once a week or a backup copy of your content may be generated in a standalone folder in your web hosting account. Employing cron jobs can help you with the administration of your sites as you're able to have many things done automatically and get reports for them, instead of investing time and efforts to do them manually.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting
The user-friendly Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will help you to set up cron jobs without difficulty. If you do not have prior experience with these kinds of matters, you'll find a really easy-to-use interface where one can plan the execution of the cron, choosing one or more time possibilities - months, days, hours, minutes, or exact days of the week. The sole thing you will have to fill manually is the specific command to be executed, which consists of the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts and the path to the particular file that will be executed. More skillful users can also make use of the Advanced mode of the tool and enter by hand the execution time with numbers and asterisks. If you'd like additional crons than your cloud hosting plan lets you have, you'll be able to upgrade this attribute in batches of five with a few clicks.