A cron job is a command, which functions automatically in the background on a predefined period and it runs a script inside a website hosting account. There aren't any limitations in regard to what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it could do, or what exactly your file extension will be. Examples are mailing an everyday report with all of the client activity within a specific website, creating a routine backup or erasing the content inside a particular folder. These kinds of tasks or some other script can be executed on intervals selected by the user - each couple of minutes, hours or days, and even monthly as well as annually based on the particular objective. Making use of cron jobs to improve numerous elements of managing a website saves a lot of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Web Hosting

Setting up a cron job requires simply three easy steps when you acquire a web hosting package with our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, that comes with all of the hosting accounts, has an area dedicated to the crons and once you go there, you should type the folder path to the script that you would like to be run, the command path to the server files for the particular programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), that you can copy and paste from the Server Information section, and specify how often the cron job should run. For that time interval, our company offers two options - a user-friendly one with drop-down navigation where one can choose the minutes, hours, days or months, and a more advanced one that's used with many other website hosting Control Panels in which you are expected to type numbers and asterisks on specific positions that outline separate periods of time.