A cron job is a command, which works automatically in the background over a predefined time period and it executes a script within a website hosting account. There are no limitations in regard to what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it could do, or what exactly your file extension should be. A few examples are sending a regular report which contains all the user activity on a given site, creating a routine backup or deleting the files in a certain folder. These types of tasks as well as any other script can be run on time intervals chosen by the user - each few minutes, hours or days, and even every month as well as once per year according to the exact purpose. Making use of cron jobs to automate different areas of administrating a site saves considerable time and efforts.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Web Hosting
Our easy to use Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will help you to create cron jobs in no time. In case you don't have previous knowledge about such matters, you'll find a very easy-to-use interface where you can schedule the execution of your cron, picking one or several time possibilities - minutes, hours, days, months, or specific weekdays. The one thing you will have to fill manually is the precise task to be executed, which consists of the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts as well as the path to the particular file that will be executed. More knowledgeable users may also take advantage of the Advanced mode of the instrument and type in manually the execution time period using numbers and asterisks. If you'd like more crons than your cloud web hosting package enables you to have, you are able to upgrade this feature in batches of five with only a few mouse clicks.