A cron job is a command, which functions conveniently in the background on a pre-set period of time and it executes a script inside a website hosting account. There aren't any limits regarding 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 with the end user activity on a given site, generating a regular backup or deleting the files within a certain folder. These types of tasks as well as almost every other script can be executed on time intervals picked by the user - every couple of minutes, hours or days, and even once per month or annually according to the exact goal. Working with cron jobs to improve diverse elements of administrating a website saves lots of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all of our Linux cloud hosting, will allow you to set up cron jobs in a few basic steps even when you have not used this type of feature previously. Once you sign in and navigate to the Cron Jobs section where you can set background tasks, you just need to paste the system access path to Perl, Python or PHP based on the script that you'll execute, type the path inside of your account to the actual script file and after that select how often your cron job will be executed. For the latter, you'll be able to use the standard mode and pick the days, hours, minutes, etc. using straightforward drop-down navigation, or maybe if you are more skilled, you can take full advantage of the advanced mode and set the time period with numbers and asterisks i.e. the usual method which you might have used with various Control Panels.