Learn what cron jobs are actually, what they do and how to make use of them to improve your digital life.
A cron job is a command, which runs conveniently in the background over a predefined period of time and it executes a script in a hosting account. There are no limitations regarding what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it can do, or what exactly your file extension should be. Some examples are sending a regular report which contains all the client activity on a specified site, generating a regular backup or deleting the files inside a particular folder. These tasks as well as some other script can be executed on time periods specified by the user - each couple of minutes, hours or days, and even once per month or once a year according to the exact purpose. Working with cron jobs to automate different elements of managing a site saves a lot of time and efforts.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting
The easy to use Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will allow you to set up cron jobs easily. If you do not have previous knowledge about such matters, you'll find a very intuitive interface where you can plan the execution of your cron, picking one or several time options - minutes, hours, days, months, or certain weekdays. The thing you will have to type in manually is the actual task to be executed, which consists of the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts and also the path to the actual file that is to be executed. More capable users can also make use of the Advanced mode of our instrument and type in manually the execution time period with numbers and asterisks. If you need additional crons than your cloud hosting
plan lets you have, you are able to upgrade this feature in batches of five with a few clicks.