A cron job is a command, which runs automatically in the background on a pre-set time period and it also executes a script within a web hosting account. There are no restrictions in regard to what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it can do, or what exactly your file extension will be. A few examples are supplying an everyday report which contains all of the user activity within a specified website, generating a routine backup or erasing the content in a certain folder. These types of tasks or some other script can be run on time periods selected by the end user - each few minutes, hours or days, and even once a month or maybe once a year based on the exact objective. Working with cron jobs to improve different elements of managing a site saves a lot of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Web Hosting

If you get any of our web hosting plans, you'll be able to create cron jobs with a couple of clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have not done that before. Hepsia is quite intuitive, so rather than typing numbers and asterisks on certain positions, which is the usual technique to assign a cron job, you can pick the minutes, hours or days a given script should be executed using quick drop-down navigation. This is done from the Cron Jobs section of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can always use the first method as well, if you're skilled enough and you prefer it. In either case, you'll have to enter the path to the script that will be executed and the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files within your account. The latter can be found in the Control Panel and you are able to copy/paste it, still if you experience any kind of difficulties, you can get in touch with your tech support team.