A cron job is a command, that runs conveniently in the background on a pre-set time period and it also executes a script inside a web hosting account. There are no restrictions in regard to what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it can do, or what exactly your file extension should be. Examples are supplying a regular report which contains all the client activity within a specified website, creating a regular backup or erasing the files within a specific folder. These kinds of tasks or any other script can be run on intervals specified by the user - every few minutes, hours or days, and even once per month or perhaps once per year depending on the particular intent. Working with cron jobs to improve various areas of managing a site saves a lot of time and efforts.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting
Creating a cron job requires precisely three quick steps when you get a cloud hosting package through us. The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all of the hosting accounts, has an area centered on the crons and as soon as you go there, you should type the folder path to the script which you want to be run, the command path to the server files for the specified programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), that you can copy from the Server Information section, and set how often the cron job should run. For that time interval, we provide two choices - an easy to use one with drop-down navigation where you can choose the minutes, hours, days or months, as well as a more advanced one that is used with various other web hosting Control Panels where you should type numbers and asterisks on certain positions that define separate time periods.