A cron job is a command, which functions automatically in the background on a pre-set period of time and it executes a script within a web hosting account. There aren't any limits in regard to what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it could do, or what exactly your file extension should be. Examples are sending an everyday report which contains all the client activity on a specified site, generating a routine backup or erasing the files inside a particular folder. These kinds of tasks and / or any other script can be executed on time intervals selected by the end user - each couple of minutes, hours or days, and even once a month or maybe once a year based on the exact purpose. Using cron jobs to speed up numerous aspects of managing a website saves a lot of time and efforts.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Website Hosting
Our user-friendly Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will allow you to create cron jobs effortlessly. If you don't have previous knowledge of these kinds of matters, you'll find an incredibly user-friendly interface where one can plan the execution of your cron, picking one or more time frame options - months, days, hours, minutes, or certain days of the week. The sole thing that you will have to type in manually is the specific task to be run, which includes the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts and the path to the particular file that is to be executed. More skillful users may also take advantage of the Advanced mode of the tool and type in by hand the execution time period with numbers and asterisks. If you need additional crons than your cloud website hosting package lets you have, you can upgrade this feature in increments of five with a couple of mouse clicks.