Find out what cron jobs are actually, what they do and the way to make use of them to improve your digital life.
A cron job is a command, which runs automatically in the background over a pre-set time period and it executes a script within a website hosting account. There are no restrictions in regard to what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it can do, or what exactly your file extension will be. Some examples are sending a daily report which contains all the user activity within a specific website, creating a routine backup or erasing the files inside a particular folder. These types of tasks or almost every other script can be run on time periods specified by the end user - each few minutes, hours or days, and even once a month or once a year depending on the particular goal. Making use of cron jobs to automate various areas of administrating a site saves a lot of time and efforts.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Website Hosting
Our easy to use Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will allow you to create cron jobs without difficulty. If you do not have prior knowledge about these types of things, you will find a really easy-to-use interface where you can schedule the execution of the cron, selecting one or several time frame options - minutes, hours, days, months, or specific days of the week. The one thing that you have to enter yourself is the actual command to be executed, which includes the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts as well as the path to the particular file that will be executed. More knowledgeable users may also use the Advanced mode of our tool and enter by hand the execution time with numbers and asterisks. If you want additional crons than your cloud website hosting package allows you to have, you can upgrade this feature in increments of five with just a couple of clicks.