A cron job is an automatic task, which performs a particular action - typically running a script in a hosting account. The task is scheduled, so it will run regularly - hourly, daily, weekly and so on. There are numerous good reasons to make use of a cron job for your websites. For example, you can get day-to-day reports how many site visitors have signed up on your website, a temp folder may be emptied automatically once a week or a backup of the content can be made in a different folder within your web hosting account. Making use of cron jobs can help you with the management of your websites as you are able to have several things carried out automatically and get reports for them, in lieu of spending valuable time and efforts to do them yourself.

Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting

When you get any of our shared hosting plans, you are able to create cron jobs with a few clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have not done that before. Hepsia is very intuitive, so as opposed to writing numbers and asterisks on particular positions, which is the typical technique to set up a cron job, you will be able to pick the minutes, hours or days some script should be run using quick drop-down menus. The latter is done in the Cron Jobs part of the Control Panel and, of course, you can always use the first method as well, when you are skilled enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you'll need to type in the path to the script that will be executed along with the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files inside your account. The latter can be found in the Control Panel and you're able to copy/paste it, yet if you encounter any kind of difficulties, you can always contact your support team.