A cron job is a command, that functions automatically in the background over a pre-set period of time and it also runs a script inside a web hosting account. There aren't any limitations 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 with all of the client activity on a specific site, creating a regular backup or erasing the content in a particular folder. These types of tasks or almost every other script can be executed on time intervals specified by the end user - every couple of minutes, hours or days, and even every month or perhaps once per year depending on the specific purpose. Using cron jobs to improve various areas of administrating a website saves considerable time and efforts.
Cron Jobs in Shared Web Hosting
Our easy to use Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will help you to set up cron jobs with ease. If you don't have prior knowledge about such things, you will find a very user-friendly interface where you can plan the execution of your cron, selecting one or several time frame possibilities - minutes, hours, days, months, or certain days of the week. The thing you will have to enter yourself is the precise command to be executed, which includes the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts and the path to the particular file that is to be executed. Knowledgeable customers may also take advantage of the Advanced mode of the instrument and type in by hand the execution period with numbers and asterisks. If you need more crons than your shared web hosting plan lets you have, you can upgrade this attribute in batches of five with a few clicks.