A cron job is an automated task, that performs a specific action - usually executing a script inside a website hosting account. The task is pre-set, so it will run on a regular basis - weekly, daily, hourly and so on. There are many reasons to make use of a cron job for your websites. For instance, you may get day-to-day reports how many site visitors have signed up on your website, some temporary folder can be emptied automatically per week or a backup of your content can be made in a different folder within your hosting account. Employing cron jobs can help you with the management of your websites because you can have many things done automatically and get reports about them, rather than investing time and efforts to do them yourself.

Cron Jobs in Shared Website Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, that is provided with all of our Linux shared website hosting packages, will help you to set up cron jobs in a few easy steps even when you haven't ever employed such a option previously. After you sign in and visit the Cron Jobs section where you're able to create background tasks, you just have to copy and paste the server access path to PHP, Perl or Python with respect to the script that you will execute, type the path within your account to the actual script file and after that choose how often your cron job will be carried out. For the latter, you can use the basic mode and choose the minutes, hours, days, etc. through uncomplicated drop-down menus, or maybe in case you are more knowledgeable, you can take full advantage of the advanced mode and set the time period with numbers and asterisks i.e. the typical method which you may have used with other Control Panels.