A cron job is a command, that functions automatically in the background on a pre-set period of time and it runs a script inside a web hosting account. There are no restrictions regarding what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it could do, or what exactly your file extension will be. Some examples are sending a day-to-day report which contains all the client activity on a specific website, generating a routine backup or erasing the files within a certain folder. These kinds of tasks as well as some other script can be run on time intervals selected by the end user - each few minutes, hours or days, and even once a month or perhaps once per year depending on the particular intent. Working with cron jobs to automate numerous elements of managing a website saves a lot of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all the cloud hosting, will allow you to set up cron jobs in a few basic steps even when you have never used such a feature before. As soon as you log in and go to the Cron Jobs area where you are able to set background tasks, you just have to paste the server access path to PHP, Perl or Python according to the script that you will execute, type the path in your account for the actual script file and after that choose how often the cron job has to be carried out. For the latter, you'll be able to use the standard mode and choose the minutes, hours, days, etc. using uncomplicated drop-down navigation, or maybe in case you are more knowledgeable, you can take advantage of the advanced mode and specify the time period with numbers and asterisks i.e. the typical method which you may have employed with different Control Panels.