A cron job is a command, which runs conveniently in the background on a predefined period of time and it also executes a script inside a website hosting account. There won't be any limits in regard to what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it can do, or what exactly your file extension should be. Examples are supplying a daily report with the user activity within a given site, creating a routine backup or erasing the files inside a certain folder. These kinds of tasks or some other script can be run on intervals chosen by the user - each couple of minutes, hours or days, and even monthly or once per year based on the exact purpose. Making use of cron jobs to automate various elements of administrating a site saves a lot of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting

When you get any of our cloud hosting plans, you will be able to create cron jobs with a couple of clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have never done that previously. Hepsia is really easy to use, so rather than entering numbers and asterisks on certain positions, which is the typical technique to assign a cron job, you will be able to select the days, hours or minutes a given script should be run using very simple drop-down menus. This is done from your Cron Jobs part of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can use the first method too, if you're experienced enough and you prefer it. In either case, you will also need to type in the path to the script that will be executed as well as the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files inside your account. The aforementioned is available in the Control Panel and you'll be able to copy/paste it, yet if you encounter any kind of difficulties, you can always contact your tech support team.