A cron job is a command, which runs conveniently in the background on a predefined period of time and it also runs a script inside a website hosting account. There are no limitations regarding what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it can do, or what exactly the file extension will be. A few examples are mailing a day-to-day report which contains all of the user activity within a specific site, generating a routine backup or deleting the content inside a certain folder. These kinds of tasks as well as almost every other script can be executed on time intervals chosen by the end user - each few minutes, hours or days, and even monthly or once per year based on the exact goal. Using cron jobs to automate different aspects of administrating a website saves lots of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Web Hosting

Creating a cron job requires exactly 3 easy steps when you acquire a web hosting package from our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all of the web hosting accounts, has an area centered on the crons and once you go there, you should enter the folder path to the script that you want to be run, the command path to the system files for the selected programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), which you can copy from the Server Information section, and determine how frequently the cron job has to run. For that time interval, we provide two options - an easy to use one with drop-down menus where you can choose the minutes, hours, days and/or months, as well as a more complex one that is used with various other web hosting Control Panels in which you should type numbers and asterisks on specific positions that outline different time periods.