A cron job is a command, that runs conveniently in the background on a pre-set time period and it runs a script within a hosting account. There are no restrictions in regard to what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it can do, or what exactly the file extension will be. A few examples are mailing an everyday report which contains all of the end user activity on a specified website, generating a regular backup or erasing the files inside a specific folder. These kinds of tasks and / or some other script can be executed on intervals specified by the user - each couple of minutes, hours or days, and even every month as well as annually based on the exact purpose. Working with cron jobs to improve various areas of managing a website saves considerable time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting

Our simple to use Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will help you to create cron jobs with no trouble. If you do not have prior knowledge about these kinds of matters, you will find a very easy-to-use interface where you could plan the execution of your cron, selecting one or more time possibilities - months, days, hours, minutes, or specific days of the week. The sole thing that you have to type in manually is the specific task to be run, which consists of the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts as well as the path to the particular file that will be executed. More skillful users may also take advantage of the Advanced mode of our instrument and enter manually the execution time period with numbers and asterisks. If you'd like additional crons than your shared hosting package enables you to have, you'll be able to upgrade this characteristic in increments of five with only a few clicks.