A cron job is a command, which functions automatically in the background on a pre-set period of time and it runs a script within a website hosting account. There aren't any restrictions in regard to what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it could do, or what exactly your file extension should be. Some examples are mailing a day-to-day report with all the user activity within a specified website, creating a regular backup or deleting the content inside a specific folder. These types of tasks as well as almost every other script can be run on time periods specified by the user - every few minutes, hours or days, and even once a month or once a year according to the specific objective. Using cron jobs to speed up diverse aspects of managing a site saves considerable time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting

Our easy to use Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will allow you to create cron jobs without any difficulty. If you do not have prior knowledge about these types of matters, you'll find a very user-friendly interface where you can plan the execution of the cron, choosing one or more time possibilities - months, days, hours, minutes, or specific weekdays. The one thing you will have to fill manually is the specific command to be run, which consists of the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts and the path to the actual file that is to be executed. More skillful customers can also make use of the Advanced mode of our instrument and type in manually the execution time period with numbers and asterisks. If you want additional crons than your shared hosting plan lets you have, you can upgrade this attribute in increments of five with a few mouse clicks.