A cron job is a command, that functions automatically in the background on a predefined time period and it also runs a script inside a web hosting account. There aren't any limits in regard to what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it could do, or what exactly the file extension should be. Examples are mailing an everyday report which contains all the end user activity on a specified website, creating a routine backup or erasing the files inside a particular folder. These types of tasks and / or almost every other script can be executed on time intervals chosen by the end user - each couple of minutes, hours or days, and even once a month or maybe once a year based on the particular goal. Working with cron jobs to speed up various areas of administrating a site saves considerable time and efforts.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Website Hosting
If you get any of our cloud website hosting packages, you will be able to create cron jobs with only a few mouse clicks via your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have not done that previously. Hepsia is quite simple to use, so instead of typing numbers and asterisks on particular positions, which is the usual way to assign a cron job, you'll be able to select the minutes, hours or days a given script needs to be run using quick drop-down menus. This is done in your Cron Jobs area of the Control Panel and, of course, you can use the first method as well, in case you're skilled enough and you prefer it. In either case, you will also need to enter the path to the script that will be executed and the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files inside your account. The last mentioned is available in the Control Panel and you are able to copy/paste it, but if you experience any issues, you can contact your support team.