A cron job is a command, which works automatically in the background over a predefined time period and it also runs a script inside a website hosting account. There are no restrictions in regard to what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it could do, or what exactly the file extension should be. Some examples are sending a daily report with all of the end user activity on a given website, generating a regular backup or deleting the content inside a certain folder. These tasks and / or some other script can be executed on intervals specified by the user - every couple of minutes, hours or days, and even once a month or perhaps once a year according to the particular intent. Making use of cron jobs to improve numerous elements of managing a website saves considerable time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting

Our user-friendly Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will help you to set up cron jobs without any difficulty. In case you don't have prior knowledge about these types of things, you'll find a really easy-to-use interface where one can plan the execution of your cron, picking one or more time possibilities - minutes, hours, days, months, or exact weekdays. The one thing you will have to type in manually is the actual task to be executed, which includes the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts and also the path to the particular file that is to be executed. More skillful users can also take advantage of the Advanced mode of our tool and enter by hand the execution time using numbers and asterisks. If you need additional crons than your shared hosting plan lets you have, you are able to upgrade this characteristic in batches of five with a few clicks.