A cron job is a command, that runs conveniently in the background on a predefined time period and it also runs a script within a hosting account. There aren't any restrictions regarding what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it could do, or what exactly the file extension should be. A few examples are sending an everyday report which contains all the end user activity on a specified site, creating a regular backup or deleting the files within a particular folder. These types of tasks and / or any other script can be run on intervals chosen by the user - each couple of minutes, hours or days, and even every month or annually according to the specific purpose. Making use of cron jobs to speed up various elements of administrating a website saves a lot of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Web Hosting

Setting up a cron job will take you precisely three very simple steps when you get a cloud web hosting package with our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, that comes with all the web hosting accounts, features a section focused on the crons and once you get there, you should enter the folder path to the script which you want to be executed, the command path to the server files for the specified programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), that you can copy and paste from the Server Information section, and specify how frequently the cron job has to run. For the time interval, we provide two choices - an easy to use one with drop-down menus where one can choose the minutes, hours, days or months, as well as a more complex one that's used with many other web hosting Control Panels where you are expected to type numbers and asterisks on certain positions that define separate periods of time.