A cron job is a command, which runs conveniently in the background over a predefined period of time and it executes a script inside a website hosting account. There aren't any limitations in regard to what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it could do, or what exactly your file extension will be. Examples are sending a daily report with the end user activity within a given website, generating a routine backup or erasing the files inside a certain folder. These types of tasks or some other script can be executed on time periods chosen by the user - each couple of minutes, hours or days, and even once per month or perhaps annually according to the specific goal. Making use of cron jobs to automate diverse elements of administrating a site saves a lot of time and efforts.
Cron Jobs in Website Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with all our website hosting plans
, allows you to set up cron jobs in a couple of basic steps even if you haven't ever employed this type of option previously. Once you log in and proceed to the Cron Jobs section where you can assign background tasks, you just have to paste the system access path to Perl, PHP or Python depending on the script you'll run, type the path within your account for the actual script file and then select how often the cron job will be carried out. For the latter, you'll be able to use the standard mode and pick the days, hours, minutes, etc. through simple drop-down navigation, or in case you are more experienced, you can use the advanced mode and set the time interval with numbers and asterisks i.e. the typical method which you might have used with various Control Panels.