A cron job is an automated task, that performs a particular action - typically executing a script in a website hosting account. The task is planned, which means that it will run on a regular basis - weekly, daily, hourly etc. There are numerous good reasons to employ a cron job for your websites. For instance, you can get regular reports how many website visitors have registered on your website, some temp folder may be emptied automatically every week or a backup of the content may be made in a separate folder in your hosting account. Using cron jobs will help you with the administration of your sites since you're able to get several things done automatically and get reports for them, as opposed to investing valuable time and efforts to complete them manually.
Cron Jobs in Web Hosting
Our simple to use Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will allow you to create cron jobs in no time. If you do not have prior knowledge about these types of matters, you'll find a really user-friendly interface where you can plan the execution of your cron, selecting one or more time possibilities - months, days, hours, minutes, or exact weekdays. The sole thing you will have to fill yourself is the precise command to be executed, which includes the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts and also the path to the actual file that will be executed. More capable customers may also take advantage of the Advanced mode of the instrument and type in manually the execution time period with numbers and asterisks. If you'd like more crons than your web hosting plan allows you to have, you can upgrade this characteristic in increments of five with a few clicks.