A cron job is a command, that works automatically in the background on a pre-set period and it also executes a script inside a web hosting account. There aren't any limitations regarding what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it can do, or what exactly your file extension should be. Examples are sending a regular report which contains all of the client activity on a given site, creating a routine backup or erasing the files inside a particular folder. These kinds of tasks as well as any other script can be executed on intervals picked by the end user - every couple of minutes, hours or days, and even once per month or perhaps once a year depending on the exact intent. Making use of cron jobs to improve diverse elements of administrating a site saves a lot of time and efforts.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting
Our user-friendly Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will allow you to set up cron jobs without difficulty. If you don't have prior knowledge about such things, you will find an incredibly easy-to-use interface where you can schedule the execution of your cron, picking one or several time frame options - minutes, hours, days, months, or particular weekdays. The single thing you will have to enter yourself is the actual task to be executed, which consists of the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts as well as the path to the particular file that will be executed. Knowledgeable customers can also take advantage of the Advanced mode of the tool and enter manually the execution time period using numbers and asterisks. If you need additional crons than your cloud hosting package enables you to have, you're able to upgrade this characteristic in increments of five with just a few clicks.