A cron job is a command, which runs automatically in the background over a predefined period of time and it runs a script inside a hosting account. There aren't any 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 sending an everyday report which contains all of the end user activity within a specific site, creating a routine backup or erasing the content inside a certain folder. These types of tasks as well as any other script can be run on intervals selected by the user - each few minutes, hours or days, and even monthly or maybe once per year according to the particular goal. Making use of cron jobs to automate numerous elements of managing a site saves lots of time and efforts.
Cron Jobs in Shared Web Hosting
Creating a cron job requires exactly 3 easy steps when you get a shared web hosting package with our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all the web hosting accounts, has a section centered on the crons and when you go there, you need to enter the folder path to the script that you would like to be executed, the command path to the system files for the specific programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), which you can copy and paste from the Server Information section, and determine how often the cron job should run. For the time interval, we provide two choices - a user-friendly one with drop-down navigation where one can pick the minutes, hours, days or months, as well as a more complex one that is used with different web hosting Control Panels where you have to type numbers and asterisks on specific positions that outline separate periods of time.