A cron job is a command, which runs automatically in the background over a pre-set period of time and it also runs a script in a hosting account. There aren't any restrictions regarding what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it could do, or what exactly the file extension should be. Examples are mailing a daily report which contains all of the user activity within a specific site, creating a routine backup or erasing the content inside a certain folder. These tasks and / or almost every other script can be executed on time intervals chosen by the user - each couple of minutes, hours or days, and even every month or once per year depending on the particular purpose. Working with cron jobs to automate different elements of administrating a site saves considerable time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Web Hosting

The easy to use Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will allow you to create cron jobs effortlessly. In case you don't have prior knowledge about these kinds of matters, you'll find a very user-friendly interface where you can schedule the execution of the cron, picking one or several time frame options - minutes, hours, days, months, or particular weekdays. The one thing that you have to fill in yourself is the actual command to be executed, which consists of the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts and also the path to the actual file that will be executed. More skillful users can also use the Advanced mode of our instrument and type in manually the execution time period with numbers and asterisks. If you need more crons than your cloud web hosting package allows you to have, you're able to upgrade this characteristic in increments of five with just a couple of clicks.