A cron job is a command, that functions automatically in the background on a pre-set period of time and it also runs a script in a hosting account. There aren't any limitations in regard to what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it can do, or what exactly the file extension should be. A few examples are supplying an everyday report which contains all of the user activity on a specified site, creating a regular backup or deleting the content inside a specific folder. These kinds of tasks or almost every other script can be executed on time intervals selected by the end user - every few minutes, hours or days, and even monthly as well as once per year based on the specific purpose. Working with cron jobs to automate different areas of managing a site saves considerable time and efforts.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Website Hosting
When you get any of our cloud website hosting packages, you are able to create cron jobs with only a few clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have never done that before. Hepsia is very intuitive, so rather than entering numbers and asterisks on particular places, which is the usual way to create a cron job, you'll be able to pick the minutes, hours or days a script should be executed using very simple drop-down menus. The latter is done in your Cron Jobs part of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can always use the first method too, if you're experienced enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you will also need to enter the path to the script that'll be executed along with the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files within your account. The latter is included in the Control Panel and you'll be able to copy/paste it, but if you encounter any kind of difficulties, you can call your tech support team.