A cron job is an automatic task, that performs a certain action - usually executing some script in a hosting account. The task is pre-set, so it will run regularly - weekly, daily, hourly and so on. There are various good reasons to use a cron job for your sites. As an example, you may get daily reports how many site visitors have signed up on your website, some temporary folder can be emptied automatically per week or a backup copy of your content may be generated in a different folder in your hosting account. Using cron jobs will help you with the management of your sites since you're able to get several things carried out automatically and have reports about them, rather than investing valuable time and efforts to do them yourself.

Cron Jobs in Hosting

Our simple to use Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will help you to set up cron jobs without difficulty. If you do not have prior experience with such matters, you will find a very easy-to-use interface where you can schedule the execution of the cron, choosing one or more time options - minutes, hours, days, months, or certain weekdays. The thing that you will have to type in manually is the precise command to be executed, which includes the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts and the path to the particular file that will be executed. Knowledgeable users may also use the Advanced mode of our tool and enter manually the execution time period with numbers and asterisks. If you'd like additional crons than your hosting package allows you to have, you can upgrade this feature in increments of five with just a couple of clicks.