A cron job is a command, that functions conveniently in the background on a predefined time period and it executes a script within a hosting account. There aren't any limits in regard to what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it could do, or what exactly your file extension will be. Examples are mailing an everyday report which contains all of the end user activity within a specified site, generating a routine backup or erasing the content within a specific folder. These tasks and / or some other script can be executed on time intervals selected by the end user - every couple of minutes, hours or days, and even once a month or maybe once a year depending on the particular purpose. Working with cron jobs to improve numerous elements of administrating a site saves lots of time and efforts.
Cron Jobs in Website Hosting
If you get any of our website hosting plans, you are able to create cron jobs with a couple clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have never done that before. Hepsia is quite user-friendly, so instead of entering numbers and asterisks on particular positions, which is the typical technique to assign a cron job, you'll be able to pick the minutes, hours or days some script needs to be run using quick drop-down navigation. The latter is done from the Cron Jobs area of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can always use the first method as well, in case you're knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you will also need to type in the path to the script that'll be executed along with the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files within your account. The last mentioned is available in the Control Panel and you are able to copy/paste it, but if you encounter any issues, you can call your tech support team.