A cron job is a command, which functions conveniently in the background over a predefined period of time and it executes a script inside a website hosting account. There are no restrictions in regard to what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it could do, or what exactly the file extension will be. Some examples are mailing a day-to-day report with all of the user activity within a given website, creating a routine backup or deleting the content inside a specific folder. These tasks as well as some other script can be run on time intervals picked by the end user - every few minutes, hours or days, and even once per month or maybe once a year according to the particular purpose. Making use of cron jobs to automate numerous elements of administrating a website saves lots of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Shared Website Hosting

Our intuitive Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will help you to set up cron jobs with ease. If you don't have prior knowledge about these kinds of things, you will find an incredibly user-friendly interface where one can plan the execution of the cron, choosing one or more time options - minutes, hours, days, months, or exact weekdays. The thing that you have to fill manually is the actual command to be run, which consists of the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts and also the path to the particular file that will be executed. More experienced customers can also take advantage of the Advanced mode of our tool and type in by hand the execution period with numbers and asterisks. If you need additional crons than your shared website hosting package allows you to have, you can upgrade this characteristic in batches of five with a couple of clicks.