A cron job is a command, which works conveniently in the background on a predefined period and it also runs a script inside a hosting account. There are no limits regarding what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it can do, or what exactly your file extension should be. Some examples are mailing a regular report with the end user activity on a specific website, creating a routine backup or erasing the files inside a certain folder. These kinds of tasks or almost every other script can be run on intervals chosen by the end user - each few minutes, hours or days, and even once a month as well as once a year according to the specific intent. Working with cron jobs to speed up various elements of administrating a website saves considerable time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Web Hosting

When you get any of our web hosting packages, you can set up cron jobs with a couple clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have never done that before. Hepsia is quite easy to use, so instead of writing numbers and asterisks on specific places, which is the typical way to set up a cron job, you can pick the days, hours or minutes a given script needs to be executed using uncomplicated drop-down navigation. The latter is done from your Cron Jobs section of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can always use the first method too, when you're skilled enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you'll have to type in the path to the script that'll be executed as well as the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files inside your account. The last mentioned can be found in the Control Panel and you can copy/paste it, but if you experience any kind of difficulties, you can always call your support team.