A cron job is a command, that functions automatically in the background over a predefined period of time and it also runs a script within a web hosting account. There aren't any restrictions regarding what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it could do, or what exactly the file extension will be. Some examples are sending a regular report which contains all the client activity on a specific website, creating a regular backup or erasing the content within a specific folder. These tasks or some other script can be executed on intervals selected by the end user - every couple of minutes, hours or days, and even once a month or perhaps once per year according to the particular goal. Making use of cron jobs to automate various aspects of administrating a website saves lots of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting

Our intuitive Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will help you to create cron jobs without difficulty. If you do not have prior knowledge of such things, you will find an incredibly easy-to-use interface where you could schedule the execution of the cron, choosing one or more time possibilities - minutes, hours, days, months, or specific weekdays. The sole thing that you will have to fill yourself is the specific task to be run, which includes the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts as well as the path to the particular file that is to be executed. More skillful users can also use the Advanced mode of our instrument and enter by hand the execution time using numbers and asterisks. If you need additional crons than your shared hosting package lets you have, you'll be able to upgrade this characteristic in increments of five with only a few clicks.