What is a cron job? What ?job? does a cron job typically perform? How will cron jobs make your web experience much easier?
A cron job is a command, that works automatically in the background on a pre-set period of time and it also executes a script within a website hosting account. There aren't any limitations regarding what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it can do, or what exactly your file extension should be. A few examples are supplying a regular report with the user activity within a specified site, generating a regular backup or deleting the content inside a specific folder. These kinds of tasks or any other script can be executed on time periods picked by the user - every couple of minutes, hours or days, and even once a month or perhaps once a year depending on the specific goal. Working with cron jobs to speed up numerous aspects of administrating a site saves lots of time and efforts.
Cron Jobs in Web Hosting
Setting up a cron job will take you simply three simple steps when you obtain a web hosting plan with us. The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all the hosting accounts, features an area focused on the crons and once you get there, you have to type the folder path to the script that you would like to be executed, the command path to the server files for the specific programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), which you can copy and paste from the Server Information section, and after that specify how often the cron job should run. For the time interval, we provide two options - an easy to use one with drop-down navigation where one can choose the minutes, hours, days or months, and a more advanced one that is used with various other website hosting Control Panels where you have to type numbers and asterisks on particular positions that outline different periods of time.