A cron job is a command, that functions automatically in the background on a predefined period and it runs a script inside a web hosting account. There aren't any limits in regard to what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it can do, or what exactly the file extension will be. Examples are supplying an everyday report with the end user activity on a given site, generating a regular backup or deleting the content in a particular folder. These kinds of tasks or some other script can be run on time periods picked by the end user - each couple of minutes, hours or days, and even once a month as well as annually according to the specific objective. Working with cron jobs to automate diverse areas of administrating a website saves considerable time and efforts.
Cron Jobs in Website Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, that comes with all of our Linux website hosting packages, allows you to create cron jobs in a few simple steps even when you have never employed this type of option before. Once you sign in and visit the Cron Jobs section where you can create background tasks, you just have to paste the server access path to PHP, Perl or Python with respect to the script you will execute, type the path inside of your account for the specific script file and after that choose how often your cron job will be executed. For the latter, you'll be able to use the standard mode and pick the days, hours, minutes, etc. via straightforward drop-down menus, or maybe if you are more experienced, 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 employed with various Control Panels.