The cPanel hosting panel allows you to create and add scheduled tasks, which will be performed automatically at certain intervals of time. If you worked with Linux-based systems, these are cron tasks.
For example, you can create a script to perform database backups and send them to you via FTP, or you can run a PHP file: to send a report at the end of the day.
To create a scheduled task, you need to go to the hosting control panel and open the "Cron Jobs" section. Setting up is as simple as possible:
- in the "Common settings" field select the desired script execution interval;
- in the "Command" field enter your script.
- if you want to run a PHP file, type in the line "/usr/local/bin/php" and then the full path to the file as shown in the 'PHP command examples' field.
You can first test the script by connecting to the SSH hosting before creating the cron task.