A cron job is a command, which functions automatically in the background on a pre-set period and it runs a script inside a web hosting account. There aren't any limits in regard to what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it can do, or what exactly the file extension will be. Examples are supplying a daily report with all of the user activity within a given website, generating a regular backup or deleting the files within a certain folder. These kinds of tasks or some other script can be executed on intervals picked by the user - each few minutes, hours or days, and even once a month or maybe annually depending on the specific objective. Working with cron jobs to improve different areas of administrating a website saves lots of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Hosting

Creating a cron job will take you precisely three quick steps when you obtain a hosting package through us. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all the website hosting accounts, has a section focused on the crons and as soon as you get there, you need to enter the folder path to the script that you'd like to be run, the command path to the server files for the specified programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), that you can copy from the Server Information section, and after that set how frequently the cron job needs to run. For that time interval, we provide two choices - a user-friendly one with drop-down navigation where you can pick the minutes, hours, days or months, and a more complex one that's used with various other web hosting Control Panels in which you should type numbers and asterisks on particular positions that define separate time periods.