A cron job is a command, that runs automatically in the background over a pre-set period and it executes a script within a hosting account. There aren't any limitations regarding what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it could do, or what exactly your file extension should be. A few examples are sending a regular report which contains all of the user activity within a specific site, creating a regular backup or erasing the content inside a certain folder. These types of tasks as well as any other script can be executed on time intervals picked by the user - each couple of minutes, hours or days, and even once a month or maybe once a year according to the exact goal. Making use of cron jobs to speed up numerous areas of managing a website saves lots of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Hosting

When you get any of our hosting packages, you are able to set up cron jobs with a few mouse clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have never done that previously. Hepsia is very user-friendly, so instead of writing numbers and asterisks on specific positions, which is the usual way to assign a cron job, you can select the days, hours or minutes a given script needs to be executed using very simple drop-down menus. This is done from the Cron Jobs area of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can always use the first method as well, in case you are skilled enough and you prefer it. In either case, you'll have to type in the path to the script that'll be executed and the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files within your account. The aforementioned is available in the Control Panel and you'll be able to copy/paste it, still if you experience any difficulties, you can always contact your tech support team.