A cron job is a command, which works conveniently in the background over a predefined period and it also executes a script within a web hosting account. There won't be any restrictions in regard to what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it could do, or what exactly your file extension should be. Some examples are supplying an everyday report with all of the client activity within a specific site, generating a routine backup or erasing the content in a specific folder. These tasks or almost every other script can be run on time periods picked by the user - every couple of minutes, hours or days, and even monthly as well as annually according to the exact goal. Making use of cron jobs to speed up numerous aspects of administrating a site saves lots of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Hosting

Creating a cron job will take you exactly 3 simple steps when you get a hosting plan through us. The Hepsia Control Panel, that comes with all the website hosting accounts, features an area focused on the crons and when you get there, you have to enter the folder path to the script which you want to be executed, the command path to the system files for the particular programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), that you can copy and paste from the Server Information section, and then determine how often the cron job needs to run. For the time interval, we offer two choices - a user-friendly one with drop-down menus where you can select the minutes, hours, days or months, and a more complex one that's used with various other website hosting Control Panels in which you are expected to type numbers and asterisks on specific positions that define separate periods of time.