A cron job is a command, that functions automatically in the background over a pre-set period of time and it runs a script in a web hosting account. There won't be any restrictions in regard to what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it could do, or what exactly your file extension should be. Some examples are mailing a regular report with the user activity within a specific site, creating a routine backup or deleting the files inside a certain folder. These tasks or almost every other script can be executed on intervals chosen by the user - every couple of minutes, hours or days, and even every month as well as once per year according to the particular intent. Using cron jobs to automate various aspects of managing a website saves lots of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Website Hosting

Creating a cron job will take you precisely 3 quick steps when you get a website hosting package from our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all of the hosting accounts, has an area dedicated to the crons and as soon as you go there, you should enter the folder path to the script which you want to be executed, the command path to the server files for the specified programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), which you can copy and paste from the Server Information section, and then determine how frequently the cron job has to run. For that time interval, we provide two options - an easy to use one with drop-down menus where one can select the minutes, hours, days and/or months, and a more advanced one that's used with many other web hosting Control Panels in which you need to type numbers and asterisks on specific positions that outline separate periods of time.