A cron job is a command, which works conveniently in the background on a pre-set period and it runs a script within a hosting account. There aren't any restrictions in regard to what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it can do, or what exactly your file extension will be. A few examples are sending an everyday report with all of the client activity on a given website, creating a routine backup or erasing the content inside a particular folder. These tasks as well as any other script can be executed on intervals picked by the user - each few minutes, hours or days, and even monthly or once a year according to the specific goal. Making use of cron jobs to improve different aspects of administrating a website saves considerable time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all our cloud hosting plans, allows you to set up cron jobs in several easy steps even if you haven't ever used this type of option before. Once you log in and proceed to the Cron Jobs area where you are able to assign background tasks, you just need to paste the server access path to Perl, PHP or Python with respect to the script you will run, type the path in your account to the actual script file and then choose how often the cron job has to be executed. For the aforementioned, you can use the basic mode and select the days, hours, minutes, etcetera via uncomplicated drop-down navigation, or maybe in case you are more experienced, you can use the advanced mode and specify the time interval with numbers and asterisks i.e. the typical method that you may have used with various other Control Panels.