A cron job is an automated task, which executes a specific action - usually running a script in a hosting account. The task is pre-set, therefore it will run on a regular basis - weekly, daily, hourly etc. There are numerous good reasons to employ a cron job for your websites. As an example, you may get regular reports how many site visitors have registered on your website, some temporary folder may be emptied automatically each week or a backup of your content may be created in a different folder inside your web hosting account. Using cron jobs can help you with the management of your sites since you're able to get several things completed automatically and have reports for them, in lieu of investing valuable time and efforts to complete them manually.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Website Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, which is featured with all the cloud website hosting services, will help you to set up cron jobs in several basic steps even when you have never used this function before. Once you sign in and navigate to the Cron Jobs area where you'll be able to create background tasks, you just have to copy and paste the system access path to PHP, Perl or Python according to the script you will run, type the path inside of your account for the actual script file and after that choose how often your cron job has to be executed. For the aforementioned, you'll be able to use the basic mode and pick the minutes, hours, days, etc. via uncomplicated drop-down menus, or in case you are more knowledgeable, you can take full advantage of the advanced mode and set the time interval with numbers and asterisks i.e. the standard method which you may have used with other Control Panels.