A cron job is a command, that functions conveniently in the background on a pre-set time period and it also runs a script in a website hosting account. There won't be any limits regarding what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it can do, or what exactly the file extension should be. A few examples are sending a daily report with the user activity on a given site, generating a regular backup or erasing the content inside a particular folder. These kinds of tasks and / or any other script can be run on intervals selected by the end user - every few minutes, hours or days, and even every month or perhaps annually depending on the exact intent. Using cron jobs to improve various aspects of managing a site saves a lot of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Web Hosting

The user-friendly Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will allow you to set up cron jobs in no time. If you do not have prior knowledge about these kinds of matters, you'll find a very easy-to-use interface where you can plan the execution of your cron, selecting one or several time frame possibilities - months, days, hours, minutes, or specific weekdays. The single thing that you have to fill manually is the precise command to be executed, which includes the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts and also the path to the actual file that will be executed. More knowledgeable customers may also take advantage of the Advanced mode of our instrument and type in manually the execution time with numbers and asterisks. If you need additional crons than your cloud web hosting package lets you have, you are able to upgrade this characteristic in batches of five with just a few mouse clicks.