A cron job is a command, that runs automatically in the background over a predefined time period and it runs a script in a hosting account. There are no limitations in regard to what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it could do, or what exactly the file extension will be. Some examples are sending a day-to-day report which contains all of the end user activity on a given website, generating a routine backup or erasing the content in a particular folder. These types of tasks as well as any other script can be executed on intervals specified by the end user - each couple of minutes, hours or days, and even every month or maybe once a year according to the specific objective. Working with cron jobs to improve diverse elements of administrating a website saves a lot of time and efforts.
Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting
The intuitive Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will help you to set up cron jobs without difficulty. If you do not have previous knowledge of these kinds of matters, you will find a really user-friendly interface where one can schedule the execution of the cron, picking one or several time frame options - minutes, hours, days, months, or particular weekdays. The single thing that you have to fill in yourself is the specific command 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. Knowledgeable customers may also use the Advanced mode of our tool and enter by hand the execution time period with numbers and asterisks. If you'd like more crons than your shared hosting plan lets you have, you're able to upgrade this characteristic in batches of five with just a couple of mouse clicks.