A cron job is an automated task, which executes a certain action - typically executing a script in a website hosting account. The task is scheduled, therefore it will run regularly - weekly, daily, hourly etc. There are lots of reasons to employ a cron job for your sites. As an example, you may get regular reports how many site visitors have signed up on your website, some temporary folder may be emptied automatically per week or a backup copy of your content can be created in a different folder within your web hosting account. Making use of cron jobs will help you with the management of your websites as you can have lots of things done automatically and get reports for them, instead of investing valuable time and efforts to complete them yourself.

Cron Jobs in Shared Web Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all of our Linux shared web hosting, will help you to set up cron jobs in several easy steps even if you have never used this option before. When you log in and visit the Cron Jobs area where you'll be able to assign background tasks, you just have to copy and paste the system access path to PHP, Perl or Python based on the script that you will run, type the path in your account for the actual script file and then choose how often the cron job will be carried out. For the aforementioned, you'll be able to use the basic mode and pick the days, hours, minutes, etc. through straightforward drop-down navigation, or maybe if you are more skilled, you can take advantage of the advanced mode and specify the time interval with numbers and asterisks i.e. the usual method which you might have used with various Control Panels.