A cron job is a command, that functions conveniently in the background on a pre-set period of time and it also executes a script in a hosting account. There won't be any limits regarding what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it can do, or what exactly the file extension will be. Examples are mailing a daily report with the client activity within a specified site, generating a regular backup or erasing the content in a particular folder. These tasks and / or some other script can be run on time intervals picked by the end user - every few minutes, hours or days, and even once a month or once per year based on the particular purpose. Making use of cron jobs to improve different areas of managing a website saves considerable time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, that is included with all of the hosting, will allow you to create cron jobs in several basic steps even if you haven't ever used this type of option before. As soon as you log in and proceed to the Cron Jobs section where you can assign background tasks, you just have to copy and paste the system access path to Perl, PHP or Python depending on the script that you'll run, type the path inside of your account to the actual script file and after that select how often your cron job has to be carried out. For the latter, you can use the basic mode and choose the minutes, hours, days, etcetera via simple drop-down menus, or if you are more experienced, you can use the advanced mode and set the time interval with numbers and asterisks i.e. the standard method which you may have employed with various other Control Panels.