A cron job is a command, which functions conveniently in the background on a pre-set period and it also runs a script inside a hosting account. There won't be any limitations regarding what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it can do, or what exactly the file extension should be. A few examples are mailing an everyday report with all of the user activity within a specified site, creating a routine backup or erasing the content inside a particular folder. These kinds of tasks and / or almost every other script can be run on time intervals picked by the end user - every few minutes, hours or days, and even every month or once per year based on the exact intent. Working with cron jobs to improve diverse areas of administrating a website saves a lot of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Web Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, that is provided with all of the web hosting, allows you to create cron jobs in a couple of basic steps even if you haven't ever employed this type of feature before. As soon as you sign in and proceed to the Cron Jobs section where you'll be able to assign background tasks, you just have to copy and paste the server access path to PHP, Perl or Python with respect to the script you will execute, type the path within your account for the specific script file and then select how often your cron job will be executed. For the latter, you can use the basic mode and select the minutes, hours, days, etcetera via simple drop-down options, or maybe in case you are more knowledgeable, you'll be able to use the advanced mode and specify the time interval with numbers and asterisks i.e. the standard method which you might have used with various Control Panels.