A cron job is a command, that works conveniently in the background on a pre-set period of time and it runs a script inside a 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 the file extension should be. Some examples are supplying a day-to-day report with the user activity on a given site, creating a routine backup or deleting the content in a certain folder. These types of tasks as well as any other script can be run on time intervals specified by the end user - every couple of minutes, hours or days, and even monthly as well as annually according to the particular purpose. Using cron jobs to speed up different areas of administrating a site saves considerable time and efforts.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Web Hosting
Our easy to use Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will help you to create cron jobs in no time. If you don't have previous knowledge about these types of matters, you will find a very user-friendly interface where you can plan the execution of your cron, selecting one or several time frame possibilities - months, days, hours, minutes, or specific weekdays. The sole thing that you will have to enter yourself is the specific task to be executed, which consists of the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts and also the path to the actual file that will be executed. Knowledgeable customers may also take advantage of the Advanced mode of our tool and enter manually the execution period using numbers and asterisks. If you want more crons than your cloud web hosting plan allows you to have, you're able to upgrade this characteristic in batches of five with a couple of mouse clicks.