A cron job is a command, that functions automatically in the background over a pre-set period of time and it also runs a script in a website hosting account. There are no limitations regarding what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it could do, or what exactly your file extension should be. Some examples are supplying a day-to-day report with all of the client activity within a specified site, generating a routine backup or deleting the content in a certain folder. These tasks as well as any other script can be run on time intervals selected by the user - every few minutes, hours or days, and even once a month or perhaps annually based on the specific objective. Making use of cron jobs to speed up diverse elements of managing a website saves a lot of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Hosting

The simple to use Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will help you to set up cron jobs easily. If you do not have previous knowledge about such things, you'll find a really easy-to-use interface where you can plan the execution of your cron, picking one or more time frame possibilities - minutes, hours, days, months, or certain days of the week. The one thing that you have to fill in manually is the specific command to be run, which includes the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts and also the path to the actual file that will be executed. More experienced users may also take advantage of the Advanced mode of the instrument and enter manually the execution time period using numbers and asterisks. If you'd like additional crons than your hosting package allows you to have, you're able to upgrade this characteristic in batches of five with a couple of mouse clicks.