A cron job is an automatic task, that performs a specific action - usually executing a script inside a web hosting account. The task is pre-set, so it will run regularly - weekly, daily, hourly and so on. There are various reasons to use a cron job for your websites. For instance, you may get day-to-day reports how many site visitors have registered on your site, a temporary folder can be emptied automatically once a week or a backup copy of your content may be generated in a separate folder in your website hosting account. Using cron jobs can help you with the management of your sites because it is possible to have lots of things carried out automatically and get reports about them, as opposed to investing valuable time and efforts to complete them manually.
Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting
When you get any of our shared hosting
plans, you can set up cron jobs with only a few mouse clicks through your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have not done that before. Hepsia is quite user-friendly, so instead of writing numbers and asterisks on specific places, which is the usual way to create a cron job, you will be able to pick the minutes, hours or days a given script should be run using quick drop-down navigation. The latter is done in the Cron Jobs section of the Control Panel and, of course, you can always use the first method as well, in case you are knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you will also need to enter the path to the script that'll be executed along with the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files within your account. The latter is available in the Control Panel and you are able to copy/paste it, still if you encounter any difficulties, you can get in touch with your support team.