A cron job is an automatic task, which performs a particular action - typically executing some script in the web hosting account. The task is pre-set, so that it will run regularly - hourly, daily, weekly and so on. There are many reasons to use a cron job for your websites. For instance, you may get day-to-day reports how many site visitors have signed up on your site, a temp folder can be emptied automatically each and every week or a backup of the content may be created in a different folder in your website hosting account. Making use of cron jobs will help you with the administration of your websites as you're able to have numerous things done automatically and have reports about them, rather than spending precious time and efforts to do them yourself.

Cron Jobs in Shared Website Hosting

If you get any of our shared website hosting packages, you are able to create cron jobs with just a few mouse clicks via your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have not done that before. Hepsia is really easy to use, so instead of typing numbers and asterisks on particular places, which is the typical way to set up a cron job, you'll be able to select the minutes, hours or days a given script should be run using simple drop-down navigation. The latter is done from the Cron Jobs area of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can always use the first method too, if you're skilled enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you'll have to enter 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 is included in the Control Panel and you'll be able to copy/paste it, still if you encounter any kind of issues, you can always get in touch with your tech support team.