A cron job is an automatic task, which performs a specific action - usually running some script in a web hosting account. The task is pre-set, therefore it will run on a regular basis - hourly, daily, weekly etc. There are many good reasons to employ a cron job for your websites. For example, you may get day-to-day reports how many visitors have registered on your site, a temporary folder may be emptied automatically per week or a backup of the content may be generated in a standalone folder in your web hosting account. Employing cron jobs will help you with the administration of your sites because you are able to get numerous things executed automatically and get reports about them, rather than investing precious time and efforts to do them yourself.

Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting

When you get any of our shared hosting packages, you can create cron jobs with a couple of clicks through your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have not done that previously. Hepsia is quite intuitive, so as opposed to entering numbers and asterisks on particular positions, which is the common technique to assign a cron job, you'll be able to select the days, hours or minutes some script needs to be executed using uncomplicated drop-down navigation. This is done in your Cron Jobs area of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can always use the first method as well, in case you are knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In either case, you'll have to type in the path to the script that'll be executed along with the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files inside your account. The aforementioned can be found in the Control Panel and you're able to copy/paste it, still if you encounter any kind of issues, you can always get in touch with your tech support team.