A cron job is a command, that functions conveniently in the background on a pre-set period and it runs a script inside a website hosting account. There are no limits in regard to what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it can do, or what exactly the file extension will be. A few examples are sending a daily report with all of the user activity on a specific website, creating a regular backup or erasing the content inside a particular folder. These kinds of tasks as well as some other script can be run on time periods selected by the user - each couple of minutes, hours or days, and even once per month or once a year depending on the exact goal. Working with cron jobs to speed up numerous aspects of managing a website saves a lot of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Web Hosting

If you get any of our web hosting packages, you will be able to set up cron jobs with a few mouse clicks using your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have never done that before. Hepsia is very user-friendly, so rather than entering numbers and asterisks on certain positions, which is the typical technique to assign a cron job, you can choose the minutes, hours or days a given script should be executed using quick drop-down menus. The latter is done in the Cron Jobs part of the Control Panel and, of course, you can use the first method as well, when you are skilled enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you will also have to type in the path to the script that'll be executed and the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files within your account. The latter is available in the Control Panel and you'll be able to copy/paste it, still if you experience any kind of issues, you can always call your support team.

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