A cron job is a command, that functions automatically in the background over a pre-set period of time and it also runs a script inside a hosting account. There are no restrictions in regard to what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it can do, or what exactly the file extension will be. A few examples are sending a day-to-day report with all of the client activity on a given website, creating a routine backup or deleting the content in a specific folder. These kinds of tasks and / or some other script can be run on time intervals chosen by the end user - every few minutes, hours or days, and even once per month or once per year according to the particular objective. Using cron jobs to speed up numerous elements of administrating a website saves considerable time and efforts.
Cron Jobs in Hosting
The intuitive Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will allow you to create cron jobs with no trouble. In case you don't have previous knowledge of such things, you will find a really easy-to-use interface where you can schedule the execution of your cron, picking one or several time options - months, days, hours, minutes, or specific days of the week. The single thing that you will have to enter yourself is the precise task to be run, which includes the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts as well as the path to the actual file that is to be executed. More experienced customers may also use the Advanced mode of our tool and type in manually the execution period with numbers and asterisks. If you'd like more crons than your hosting plan lets you have, you're able to upgrade this characteristic in batches of five with just a few mouse clicks.