A cron job is a command, which runs conveniently in the background over a predefined period and it also runs a script in a web hosting account. There won't be any restrictions in regard to what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it could do, or what exactly the file extension should be. Examples are supplying a regular report with the user activity on a given site, generating a regular backup or deleting the content in a certain folder. These kinds of tasks or some other script can be executed on time intervals chosen by the end user - every couple of minutes, hours or days, and even every month or perhaps once a year based on the specific purpose. Working with cron jobs to speed up diverse elements of administrating a site saves considerable time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Website Hosting

If you get any of our website hosting packages, you can set up cron jobs with a couple of mouse clicks through your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have not done that before. Hepsia is very intuitive, so rather than typing numbers and asterisks on particular positions, which is the typical method to create a cron job, you will be able to select the minutes, hours or days a script needs to be executed using quick drop-down navigation. This is done in your Cron Jobs part of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can always use the first method too, when you're experienced enough and you prefer it. In either case, you will also need to enter the path to the script which will be executed as well as the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files within your account. The latter is included in the Control Panel and you can copy/paste it, yet if you experience any kind of issues, you can always get in touch with your tech support team.