What's a cron job? What ?job? does a cron job usually perform? How will cron jobs make your web experience a lot easier?
A cron job is a command, which works automatically in the background on a pre-set period and it also runs a script in a website hosting account. There won't be any restrictions in regard to what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it can do, or what exactly your file extension will be. Examples are sending a day-to-day report with all of the client activity within a specified site, generating a regular backup or erasing the files within a certain folder. These tasks as well as some other script can be executed on time intervals selected by the user - each couple of minutes, hours or days, and even once a month or maybe once per year according to the exact goal. Working with cron jobs to automate different aspects of administrating a site saves lots of time and efforts.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, that comes with all our cloud plans, will allow you to create cron jobs in a few easy steps even when you have not used this feature previously. As soon as you log in and navigate to the Cron Jobs section where you're able to set background tasks, you just have to copy and paste the system access path to PHP, Perl or Python based on the script you will execute, type the path inside of your account to the actual script file and then select how often the cron job will be carried out. For the latter, you can use the standard mode and select the days, hours, minutes, etc. via uncomplicated drop-down navigation, or if you are more experienced, you'll be able to use the advanced mode and specify the time interval with numbers and asterisks i.e. the typical method which you might have employed with various Control Panels.