A cron job is an automatic task, which executes a specific action - generally running some script inside a web hosting account. The task is planned, so it will run on a regular basis - hourly, daily, weekly etc. There are lots of good reasons to use a cron job for your sites. For example, you may get day-to-day reports how many website visitors have registered on your website, a temporary folder may be emptied automatically each and every week or a backup of the content can be generated in a separate folder inside your website hosting account. Making use of cron jobs will help you with the administration of your sites since you'll be able to have lots of things carried out automatically and get reports for them, in lieu of investing precious time and efforts to do them by hand.

Cron Jobs in Shared Website Hosting

When you get any of our shared website hosting packages, you can create cron jobs with a couple of mouse clicks via your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have never done that before. Hepsia is quite intuitive, so rather than writing numbers and asterisks on certain positions, which is the typical technique to create a cron job, you'll be able to pick the days, hours or minutes a script needs to be run using simple 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, if you are knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In either case, you'll need to enter the path to the script that'll be executed along with the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files in your account. The latter is included in the Control Panel and you are able to copy/paste it, but if you experience any kind of difficulties, you can always call your support team.