A cron job is a command, which functions conveniently in the background on a predefined time period and it also executes a script in a web hosting account. There won't be any restrictions regarding what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it can do, or what exactly the file extension should be. Examples are mailing a regular report which contains all the user activity within a specific site, creating a regular backup or deleting the files within a certain folder. These types of tasks as well as any other script can be run on intervals selected by the end user - every few minutes, hours or days, and even once a month or maybe once per year depending on the particular objective. Working with cron jobs to improve diverse aspects of administrating a website saves a lot of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Website Hosting

When you get any of our cloud website hosting plans, you'll be able to create cron jobs with only a few mouse clicks using your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have not done that before. Hepsia is very intuitive, so instead of typing numbers and asterisks on specific positions, which is the common method to create a cron job, you will be able to choose the minutes, hours or days some script needs to be run using quick drop-down menus. The latter is done in the Cron Jobs part of the Control Panel and, of course, you can use the first method too, when you're knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you'll have to type in the path to the script that'll be executed along with the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files inside your account. The latter can be found in the Control Panel and you'll be able to copy/paste it, still if you encounter any difficulties, you can always contact your support team.