A cron job is a command, that runs automatically in the background over a predefined period of time and it executes a script within a website hosting account. There won't be any limitations in regard to what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it could do, or what exactly the file extension should be. Some examples are mailing a day-to-day report with the end user activity on a specific site, creating a routine backup or erasing the files in a particular folder. These types of tasks or some other script can be run on intervals specified by the user - each few minutes, hours or days, and even monthly as well as once a year according to the exact goal. Working with cron jobs to automate different areas of administrating a website saves a lot of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Website Hosting

Setting up a cron job will take you just three very simple steps when you obtain a website hosting package through us. The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all of the web hosting accounts, has a section dedicated to the crons and once you go there, you have to enter the folder path to the script that you'd like to be executed, the command path to the system files for the specified programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), which you can copy and paste from the Server Information section, and after that determine how frequently the cron job should run. For that time interval, we offer two options - an easy to use one with drop-down navigation where you can choose the minutes, hours, days and/or months, along with a more complex one that's used with other hosting Control Panels in which you are expected to type numbers and asterisks on certain positions that outline separate periods of time.