What's a cron job? What ?job? does a cron job commonly perform? How could cron jobs make your web experience easier?
A cron job is a command, which works conveniently in the background over a predefined time period and it also runs a script inside a website hosting account. There won't be any limits regarding what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it could do, or what exactly your file extension should be. Examples are mailing a day-to-day report which contains all of the end user activity within a specified site, generating a routine backup or deleting the content inside a particular folder. These kinds of tasks and / or some other script can be run on time periods selected by the user - each few minutes, hours or days, and even once a month or maybe once a year based on the particular intent. Using cron jobs to automate different areas of managing a site saves lots of time and efforts.
Cron Jobs in Website Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, that is included with all of the website hosting plans, will allow you to set up cron jobs in a few simple steps even if you have never employed this option before. When you log in and navigate to the Cron Jobs section where you are able to create background tasks, you just need to paste the server access path to Perl, PHP or Python with respect to the script that you'll execute, type the path in your account for the specific script file and choose how often the cron job will be carried out. For the aforementioned, you can use the basic mode and pick the days, hours, minutes, etc. using uncomplicated drop-down options, or if you are more knowledgeable, you'll be able to use the advanced mode and specify the time period with numbers and asterisks i.e. the standard method that you may have used with various Control Panels.