A cron job is a command, that runs automatically in the background on a predefined time period and it runs a script inside a hosting account. There won't be any restrictions in regard to what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it can do, or what exactly your file extension will be. Examples are sending a regular report with the end user activity within a specific site, creating a regular backup or erasing the content in a specific folder. These tasks or some other script can be run on intervals selected by the end user - every couple of minutes, hours or days, and even monthly as well as once a year based on the exact purpose. Making use of cron jobs to automate various aspects of administrating a site saves lots of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Web Hosting

Our simple to use Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will help you to create cron jobs easily. In case you don't have previous knowledge about these kinds of things, you will find a very intuitive interface where one can schedule the execution of the cron, choosing one or several time frame possibilities - minutes, hours, days, months, or particular weekdays. The sole thing that you will have to fill in manually is the precise command 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 take advantage of the Advanced mode of our tool and type in by hand the execution period with numbers and asterisks. If you'd like additional crons than your cloud web hosting plan enables you to have, you're able to upgrade this characteristic in batches of five with a few clicks.