A cron job is a command, that functions conveniently in the background over a predefined period and it executes a script inside a hosting account. There are no restrictions regarding what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it can do, or what exactly the file extension will be. A few examples are mailing a day-to-day report which contains all of the user activity on a given site, generating a regular backup or erasing the content within a specific folder. These kinds of tasks and / or any other script can be run on intervals selected by the end user - every couple of minutes, hours or days, and even once a month or perhaps annually depending on the exact objective. Working with cron jobs to automate numerous areas of administrating a site saves considerable time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Web Hosting

Our simple to use Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will allow you to set up cron jobs without difficulty. In case you don't have prior experience with such things, you'll find a really intuitive interface where you could plan the execution of the cron, choosing one or several time frame possibilities - minutes, hours, days, months, or particular days of the week. The one thing you will have to enter yourself is the precise command to be run, which consists of the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts and also the path to the particular file that is to be executed. More experienced customers may also make use of the Advanced mode of our instrument and enter by hand the execution period with numbers and asterisks. If you need more crons than your web hosting package lets you have, you are able to upgrade this characteristic in increments of five with a few clicks.