A cron job is a command, which works automatically in the background on a predefined period of time and it executes a script inside a website hosting account. There won't be any limits regarding what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it can do, or what exactly the file extension will be. Some examples are sending a regular report with all the end user activity within a given website, creating a routine backup or erasing the content within a specific folder. These kinds of tasks as well as almost every other script can be executed on time periods picked by the end user - every few minutes, hours or days, and even every month as well as annually depending on the specific goal. Working with cron jobs to automate diverse elements of administrating a website saves considerable time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Web Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which is featured with all of the Linux cloud web hosting packages, will help you to set up cron jobs in a couple of basic steps even if you haven't ever employed this function before. Once you log in and visit the Cron Jobs section where you can set background tasks, you just have to copy and paste the system access path to PHP, Perl or Python with respect to the script you will run, type the path in your account to the specific script file and select how often the cron job has to be executed. For the aforementioned, you'll be able to use the basic mode and choose the minutes, hours, days, etc. through simple drop-down navigation, or in case you are more experienced, you can take full advantage of the advanced mode and specify the time interval with numbers and asterisks i.e. the standard method which you may have used with different Control Panels.