A cron job is an automated task, which executes a certain action - usually running a script inside a hosting account. The task is pre-set, so that it will run on a regular basis - hourly, daily, weekly etc. There are various good reasons to use a cron job for your websites. As an example, you may get day-to-day reports how many visitors have registered on your website, some temp folder can be emptied automatically each week or a backup copy of the content can be generated in a standalone folder within your website hosting account. Employing cron jobs will help you with the administration of your sites because you can have several things executed automatically and have reports for them, in lieu of spending time and efforts to complete them manually.

Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting

Setting up a cron job requires precisely 3 very simple steps if you get a shared hosting plan through our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, that comes with all of the web hosting accounts, has a section dedicated to the crons and as soon as you go there, you should enter the folder path to the script which you want to be executed, the command path to the system files for the specific programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), which you can copy and paste from the Server Information section, and then determine how frequently the cron job should run. For the time interval, we offer two choices - an easy to use one with drop-down menus where one can choose the minutes, hours, days and/or months, and a more complex one that is used with many other website hosting Control Panels where you should type numbers and asterisks on specific positions that define separate periods of time.