What is a cron job? What ?job? does a cron job usually perform? How will cron jobs make your web experience easier?
A cron job is a command, that functions automatically in the background over a pre-set time period and it also executes a script inside a web hosting account. There won't be any limitations regarding what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it can do, or what exactly your file extension should be. Some examples are sending a daily report with all the user activity on a specified website, generating a regular backup or deleting the files inside a particular folder. These types of tasks as well as some other script can be run on time intervals picked by the user - each couple of minutes, hours or days, and even every month as well as once a year depending on the specific intent. Using cron jobs to speed up different elements of managing a website saves lots of time and efforts.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting
Creating a cron job will take you just 3 simple steps if you get a cloud hosting plan with our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all the web hosting accounts, has an area dedicated to the crons and once you go there, you need to type the folder path to the script that you want to be executed, the command path to the server files for the specified programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), which you can copy from the Server Information section, and after that specify how often the cron job should run. For that time interval, we provide two options - a user-friendly one with drop-down menus where you can pick the minutes, hours, days or months, as well as a more complex one that's used with various other web hosting Control Panels in which you need to type numbers and asterisks on specific positions that outline separate periods of time.