Find out what cron jobs are, what they do and the ways to make use of them to boost your digital life.
A cron job is a command, that works conveniently in the background over a predefined time period and it executes a script within a web hosting account. There won't be any limitations in regard to what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it can do, or what exactly your file extension will be. A few examples are sending a daily report which contains all the end user activity within a specific site, creating a routine backup or deleting the files within a certain folder. These types of tasks and / or any other script can be executed on intervals specified by the user - every couple of minutes, hours or days, and even monthly as well as once per year based on the particular objective. Using cron jobs to automate different aspects of managing a site saves a lot of time and efforts.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting
Our simple to use Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will allow you to create cron jobs with ease. If you don't have prior knowledge of these kinds of matters, you will find a really easy-to-use interface where you can plan the execution of your cron, choosing one or several time options - months, days, hours, minutes, or exact days of the week. The sole thing you will have to type in yourself is the specific task to be run, which includes the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts as well as the path to the actual file that will be executed. More experienced users can also make use of the Advanced mode of our instrument and type in manually the execution time using numbers and asterisks. If you need additional crons than your cloud hosting package lets you have, you'll be able to upgrade this characteristic in batches of five with a few mouse clicks.