A cron job is a command, that runs conveniently in the background on a pre-set period of time and it also runs a script in a hosting account. There won't be any restrictions regarding what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it could do, or what exactly your file extension will be. Some examples are supplying a daily report with all of the end user activity within a specified site, creating a routine backup or erasing the content within a specific folder. These types of tasks as well as some other script can be executed on time intervals chosen by the user - every few minutes, hours or days, and even every month or maybe once a year according to the particular objective. Working with cron jobs to improve various aspects of managing a site saves lots of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting

Creating a cron job requires precisely 3 easy steps if you get a cloud hosting plan through us. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all the hosting accounts, features an area centered on the crons and once you go there, you should enter the folder path to the script that you would like to be run, the command path to the system files for the specified programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), that you can copy from the Server Information section, and determine how frequently the cron job should run. For that time interval, our company offers two options - a user-friendly one with drop-down menus where one can pick the minutes, hours, days and/or months, along with a more complex one that is used with many other hosting Control Panels in which you should type numbers and asterisks on certain positions that outline separate time periods.