A cron job is a command, which works conveniently in the background over a pre-set period and it runs a script in a web hosting account. There won't be any limits regarding what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it can do, or what exactly your file extension will be. A few examples are mailing a daily report which contains all of the user activity on a specific site, creating a regular backup or deleting the content inside a particular folder. These kinds of tasks or some other script can be run on time periods specified by the end user - every few minutes, hours or days, and even monthly or perhaps once per year depending on the exact goal. Working with cron jobs to automate various elements of administrating a website saves lots of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Web Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, that is provided with all our web hosting plans, will allow you to set up cron jobs in several easy steps even if you haven't ever employed this type of option before. After you log in and visit the Cron Jobs area where you're able to assign background tasks, you just need to paste the system access path to PHP, Pyton or Perl with respect to the script you will run, type the path inside of your account for the specific script file and choose how often your cron job will be carried out. For the latter, you can use the standard mode and select the days, hours, minutes, etc. via straightforward drop-down options, or if you are more experienced, you'll be able to use the advanced mode and specify the time interval with numbers and asterisks i.e. the standard method which you might have employed with various Control Panels.