A cron job is a command, that works automatically in the background over a predefined period of time and it runs a script inside a web hosting account. There won't be any limitations in regard to what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it could do, or what exactly your file extension will be. Examples are mailing a day-to-day report with the client activity within a given site, generating a regular backup or erasing the content inside a certain folder. These types of tasks as well as some other script can be executed on intervals chosen by the end user - each couple of minutes, hours or days, and even once per month or once per year according to the exact objective. Making use of cron jobs to improve numerous aspects of managing a site saves lots of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Website Hosting

If you get any of our cloud website hosting packages, you're able to create cron jobs with a couple clicks via your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have not done that previously. Hepsia is quite easy to use, so instead of typing numbers and asterisks on particular positions, which is the usual method to create a cron job, you will be able to pick the minutes, hours or days a script has to be run using very simple drop-down navigation. This is done in the Cron Jobs area of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can always use the first method as well, if you're skilled enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you will also have to type in the path to the script that'll be executed as well as the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files inside your account. The latter can be found in the Control Panel and you're able to copy/paste it, but if you encounter any kind of difficulties, you can call your tech support team.