What is a cron job? What ?job? does a cron job usually perform? How could cron jobs make your online experience a lot easier?
A cron job is a command, which runs conveniently in the background on a predefined period and it runs a script inside a website hosting account. There won't be any limits regarding what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it could do, or what exactly the file extension should be. A few examples are sending a regular report which contains all of the client activity within a given website, creating a routine backup or deleting the content inside a particular folder. These kinds of tasks and / or some other script can be executed on time intervals selected by the user - every few minutes, hours or days, and even once per month or perhaps once a year according to the exact goal. Using cron jobs to automate numerous aspects of administrating a site saves considerable time and efforts.
Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, that comes with all of our shared hosting, will allow you to set up cron jobs in several basic steps even when you haven't ever used such a feature previously. As soon as you log in and go to the Cron Jobs area where you're able to assign background tasks, you just have to copy and paste the system access path to Perl, Python or PHP with respect to the script you'll execute, type the path in your account to the specific script file and after that choose how often your cron job has to be carried out. For the latter, you can use the standard mode and choose the days, hours, minutes, etc. using uncomplicated drop-down options, or maybe if you are more knowledgeable, you'll be able to use the advanced mode and set the time period with numbers and asterisks i.e. the usual method which you might have employed with various other Control Panels.