A cron job is an automatic task, that executes a certain action - generally running a script in a hosting account. The task is planned, so that it will run regularly - weekly, daily, hourly and so on. There are many reasons to employ a cron job for your sites. For example, you may get regular reports how many website visitors have signed up on your site, some temp folder may be emptied automatically each and every week or a backup copy of your content can be created in a different folder within your hosting account. Using cron jobs will help you with the management of your sites as you're able to have numerous things done automatically and have reports for them, as opposed to investing time and efforts to do them manually.

Cron Jobs in Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with all the Linux hosting, will help you to set up cron jobs in several easy steps even if you haven't ever used this type of option previously. After you sign in and go to the Cron Jobs area where you're able to assign background tasks, you just need to paste the server access path to Perl, Python or PHP based on the script you'll execute, type the path inside of your account for the specific script file and then select how often the cron job will be carried out. For the aforementioned, you'll be able to use the basic mode and choose the days, hours, minutes, etc. via simple drop-down menus, or if you are more knowledgeable, you can use the advanced mode and specify the time interval with numbers and asterisks i.e. the usual method which you may have employed with other Control Panels.