A cron job is a command, that works conveniently in the background on a predefined period and it runs a script inside a website hosting account. There aren't any limitations in regard to what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it could do, or what exactly the file extension will be. A few examples are supplying a regular report which contains all of the end user activity on a specified website, creating a regular backup or erasing the files within a particular folder. These tasks as well as any other script can be executed on intervals chosen by the end user - each couple of minutes, hours or days, and even every month or annually depending on the particular purpose. Working with cron jobs to improve numerous elements of administrating a website saves lots of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Website Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with all of our cloud website hosting, allows you to create cron jobs in several easy steps even if you have never employed such a function before. When you log in and visit the Cron Jobs area where you'll be able to assign background tasks, you just need 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 in your account for the actual script file and after that choose how often your cron job has to be carried out. For the aforementioned, you can use the standard mode and pick the days, hours, minutes, etc. through simple drop-down navigation, or if you are more knowledgeable, you can take full advantage of the advanced mode and set the time interval with numbers and asterisks i.e. the standard method that you might have employed with other Control Panels.