A cron job is a command, that runs automatically in the background over a pre-set time period and it also runs a script inside a website hosting account. There aren't any limitations regarding what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it can do, or what exactly the file extension will be. A few examples are sending a daily report with all of the end user activity within a specified site, generating a regular backup or erasing the content inside a certain folder. These kinds of tasks or any other script can be executed on time intervals chosen by the user - each few minutes, hours or days, and even once a month or maybe once per year depending on the exact goal. Making use of cron jobs to automate numerous areas of managing a site saves lots of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Web Hosting

If you get any of our web hosting packages, you can set up cron jobs with a couple of mouse clicks using your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have not done that before. Hepsia is quite user-friendly, so rather than writing numbers and asterisks on specific places, which is the common way to create a cron job, you can select the minutes, hours or days a given script has to be run using uncomplicated drop-down navigation. This is done from the Cron Jobs part of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can always use the first method too, if you are experienced enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you will also need to enter the path to the script that will be executed along with the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files in your account. The aforementioned is included in the Control Panel and you're able to copy/paste it, but if you encounter any kind of issues, you can call your technical support team.