What's a cron job? What ?job? does a cron job generally perform? How could cron jobs make your web experience much easier?
A cron job is a command, that works automatically in the background on a pre-set time period and it also runs a script inside a website hosting account. There won't be any restrictions in regard to what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it could do, or what exactly the file extension will be. Examples are supplying a day-to-day report with the user activity on a specified site, creating a regular backup or deleting the content inside a specific folder. These types of tasks as well as any other script can be executed on time periods picked by the end user - every couple of minutes, hours or days, and even monthly or annually according to the specific goal. Making use of cron jobs to automate different areas of administrating a site saves a lot of time and efforts.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting
The intuitive Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will allow you to set up cron jobs with no trouble. If you don't have previous experience with such matters, you will find a really easy-to-use interface where you can schedule the execution of your cron, picking one or several time options - minutes, hours, days, months, or specific days of the week. The sole thing you will have to type in yourself is the actual task to be executed, which includes the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts and the path to the actual file that will be executed. More experienced customers may also use the Advanced mode of our instrument and type in manually the execution period using numbers and asterisks. If you need additional crons than your cloud hosting plan enables you to have, you can upgrade this feature in batches of five with only a couple of mouse clicks.