A cron job is a command, that works automatically in the background on a predefined period of time and it runs a script inside a web hosting account. There won't be any limits regarding what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it can do, or what exactly the file extension should be. Some examples are sending a day-to-day report with the client activity on a specified website, creating a routine backup or erasing the files in a specific folder. These tasks as well as some other script can be executed on time intervals specified by the end user - each couple of minutes, hours or days, and even once a month as well as once per year according to the particular intent. Using cron jobs to improve numerous areas of administrating a website saves lots of time and efforts.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Website Hosting
When you get any of our cloud website hosting packages, you're able to create cron jobs with just a few mouse clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have not done that previously. Hepsia is really simple to use, so instead of typing numbers and asterisks on certain places, which is the typical method to make a cron job, you can select the days, hours or minutes a given script has to be run using simple drop-down menus. This is done from the Cron Jobs section 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 have to type in the path to the script which will be executed and the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files within your account. The aforementioned is available in the Control Panel and you can copy/paste it, still if you encounter any difficulties, you can call your technical support team.