A cron job is a command, that runs conveniently in the background on a pre-set time period and it also runs a script within a web hosting account. There are no limits in regard to what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it could do, or what exactly the file extension will be. Examples are sending a regular report with all the user activity on a given website, generating a routine backup or erasing the content within a specific folder. These kinds of tasks and / or any other script can be run on intervals picked by the user - every couple of minutes, hours or days, and even monthly or annually based on the exact purpose. Using cron jobs to improve numerous areas of administrating a site saves considerable time and efforts.
Cron Jobs in Shared Website Hosting
The intuitive Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will help you to set up cron jobs in no time. In case you don't have prior experience with these kinds of things, you'll find an incredibly easy-to-use interface where you could plan the execution of the cron, choosing one or several time options - months, days, hours, minutes, or specific weekdays. The thing that you have to fill in yourself is the specific task to be executed, which consists of the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts and the path to the particular file that will be executed. More knowledgeable users can also use the Advanced mode of our instrument and enter by hand the execution period with numbers and asterisks. If you need more crons than your shared website hosting package allows you to have, you're able to upgrade this feature in batches of five with a couple of clicks.