A cron job is an automated task, that performs a particular action - generally running some script in the hosting account. The task is pre-set, therefore 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 instance, you may get daily reports how many site visitors have registered on your website, a temp folder may be emptied automatically every week or a backup copy of the content can be made in a different folder in your hosting account. Employing cron jobs can help you with the management of your sites because you're able to get lots of things carried out automatically and get reports about them, as opposed to investing precious time and efforts to complete them manually.

Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting

When you get any of our shared hosting plans, you'll be able to create cron jobs with a few mouse clicks through your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have never done that previously. Hepsia is really intuitive, so instead of entering numbers and asterisks on specific places, which is the usual method to make a cron job, you can pick the minutes, hours or days some script needs to be executed using simple drop-down navigation. The latter is done from your Cron Jobs area of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can always use the first method as well, if you're experienced enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you will also have to type in the path to the script that'll be executed as well as the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files inside your account. The latter can be found in the Control Panel and you'll be able to copy/paste it, still if you encounter any difficulties, you can always get in touch with your tech support team.