A cron job is a command, which functions conveniently in the background on a predefined period and it also runs a script in a web hosting account. There are no limits regarding what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it can do, or what exactly the file extension will be. Examples are mailing a regular report with all of the end user activity within a specified website, generating a regular backup or deleting the content within a particular folder. These types of tasks as well as any other script can be executed on time periods chosen by the user - every couple of minutes, hours or days, and even monthly or maybe once per year according to the specific intent. Making use of cron jobs to speed up numerous areas of managing a site saves considerable time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, that is provided with all our Linux cloud hosting packages, allows you to create cron jobs in several easy steps even when you have not used this function before. Once you log in and navigate to the Cron Jobs section where you'll be able to assign background tasks, you just have to paste the system access path to PHP, Pyton or Perl depending on the script you'll execute, type the path inside of your account to the actual script file and then select how often your cron job has to be carried out. For the aforementioned, you'll be able to use the standard mode and choose the days, hours, minutes, etcetera via simple drop-down menus, or maybe in case you are more knowledgeable, you'll be able to use the advanced mode and set the time interval with numbers and asterisks i.e. the usual method which you may have used with various other Control Panels.