A cron job is a command, which runs conveniently in the background on a pre-set time period and it runs a script in a website hosting account. There won't be any limitations in regard to what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it could do, or what exactly the file extension will be. A few examples are supplying a daily report with all of the end user activity within a specified website, creating a regular backup or erasing the content in a particular folder. These types of tasks as well as some other script can be executed on intervals chosen by the user - every couple of minutes, hours or days, and even monthly as well as once per year according to the particular purpose. Using cron jobs to automate different aspects of administrating a website saves considerable time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Website Hosting

Creating a cron job requires simply 3 very simple steps when you obtain a cloud website hosting plan through us. The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all of the web hosting accounts, features an area dedicated to the crons and once you get there, you should enter the folder path to the script that you want to be run, the command path to the system files for the particular programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), that you can copy from the Server Information section, and then determine how frequently the cron job needs to run. For the time interval, our company offers two options - a user-friendly one with drop-down menus where you can choose the minutes, hours, days or months, as well as a more complex one that is used with various other website hosting Control Panels in which you have to type numbers and asterisks on specific positions that define separate time periods.