A cron job is a command, that works automatically in the background over a pre-set period and it also runs a script within a web hosting account. There are no limitations regarding what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it could do, or what exactly your file extension should be. A few examples are mailing a day-to-day report with all of the end user activity on a specified website, creating a routine backup or erasing the files in a certain folder. These tasks and / or any other script can be executed on time periods specified by the user - each couple of minutes, hours or days, and even every month as well as annually based on the specific goal. Making use of cron jobs to improve various elements of managing a website saves considerable time and efforts.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Web Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, that is provided with all the cloud web hosting, will allow you to set up cron jobs in several easy steps even when you have never employed such a function previously. Once you sign in and go to the Cron Jobs section where you can create background tasks, you just have to copy and paste the server access path to Perl, PHP or Python with respect to the script you will execute, type the path inside of your account for the specific script file and select how often the cron job has to be executed. For the latter, you'll be able to use the basic mode and select the days, hours, minutes, etcetera through simple drop-down options, or maybe if you are more knowledgeable, you can take advantage of the advanced mode and set the time period with numbers and asterisks i.e. the usual method which you might have employed with various other Control Panels.