A cron job is a command, which runs conveniently in the background on a pre-set period of time and it also runs a script inside a website hosting account. There aren't any limitations regarding what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it could do, or what exactly the file extension will be. Some examples are sending a day-to-day report with the end user activity on a given site, generating a routine backup or deleting the content inside a specific folder. These types of tasks or some other script can be run on intervals chosen by the user - each couple of minutes, hours or days, and even once a month or maybe once per year depending on the specific purpose. Using cron jobs to speed up different aspects of managing a website saves a lot of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Web Hosting

Setting up a cron job will take you just three easy steps if you get a cloud web hosting plan from our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all of the hosting accounts, has an area centered on the crons and as soon as you get there, you need to enter the folder path to the script that you want to be run, the command path to the server files for the particular programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), that you can copy from the Server Information section, and set how often the cron job needs to run. For the time interval, we provide two options - an easy to use one with drop-down navigation where you can pick the minutes, hours, days or months, as well as a more complex one that's used with various other website hosting Control Panels where you are expected to type numbers and asterisks on specific positions that outline separate periods of time.