A cron job is an automatic task, that executes a certain action - usually executing some script in a website hosting account. The task is scheduled, therefore it will run regularly - weekly, daily, hourly and so on. There are many good reasons to make use of a cron job for your sites. For instance, you can get daily reports how many site visitors have registered on your website, some temporary folder may be emptied automatically per week or a backup copy of the content may be generated in a standalone folder in your web hosting account. Using cron jobs can help you with the administration of your websites as you can have a lot of things done automatically and have reports about them, as an alternative to investing precious time and efforts to do them manually.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with all of the cloud plans
, allows you to set up cron jobs in a few easy steps even when you have never employed this option previously. After you log in and navigate to the Cron Jobs area where you are able to create background tasks, you just need to copy and paste the system access path to Perl, Python or PHP with respect to the script you will run, type the path within your account for the actual script file and select how often your cron job will be executed. For the aforementioned, you can use the standard mode and select the minutes, hours, days, etcetera via uncomplicated drop-down menus, or maybe if you are more experienced, you can use the advanced mode and set the time period with numbers and asterisks i.e. the standard method which you may have employed with various other Control Panels.