A cron job is a command, that runs conveniently in the background over a pre-set period of time and it also executes a script within a web hosting account. There are no limitations in regard to what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it could do, or what exactly your file extension will be. Some examples are supplying a day-to-day report which contains all of the end user activity within a given site, creating a regular backup or deleting the files in a certain folder. These tasks and / or any other script can be run on time periods picked by the end user - every couple of minutes, hours or days, and even once a month or maybe once a year depending on the exact purpose. Using cron jobs to automate various areas of managing a site saves lots of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting

The easy to use Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will help you to set up cron jobs with no trouble. If you do not have prior experience with such things, you'll find a really user-friendly interface where you could plan the execution of the cron, selecting one or more time frame options - minutes, hours, days, months, or exact days of the week. The single thing you will have to fill yourself is the specific task to be run, which includes the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts and also the path to the particular file that is to be executed. More skillful users may also take advantage of the Advanced mode of our instrument and enter by hand the execution time with numbers and asterisks. If you'd like additional crons than your cloud hosting plan allows you to have, you can upgrade this feature in increments of five with only a few clicks.