A cron job is a command, that works conveniently in the background over a pre-set period and it runs a script inside a hosting account. There aren't any limits regarding what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it can do, or what exactly the file extension will be. A few examples are supplying a daily report which contains all the end user activity on a specific website, generating a routine backup or deleting the files in a certain folder. These tasks as well as almost every other script can be run on time periods picked by the user - each few minutes, hours or days, and even once per month as well as once a year depending on the specific purpose. Working with cron jobs to improve diverse areas of managing a site saves lots of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting

Our simple to use Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will allow you to create cron jobs without difficulty. If you don't have previous knowledge of these kinds of matters, you'll find a very easy-to-use interface where one can plan the execution of your cron, selecting one or more time options - months, days, hours, minutes, or certain weekdays. The one thing that you have to enter yourself is the specific task to be executed, which includes the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts and also the path to the actual file that is to be executed. More knowledgeable users can also take advantage of the Advanced mode of the tool and type in manually the execution time period with numbers and asterisks. If you need additional crons than your cloud hosting package lets you have, you can upgrade this characteristic in batches of five with a couple of clicks.