A cron job is a command, that functions conveniently in the background over a predefined period of time and it also runs a script within a hosting account. There are no limits regarding what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it can do, or what exactly your file extension will be. A few examples are supplying a daily report with all of the client activity on a given site, creating a regular backup or erasing the files within a particular folder. These types of tasks as well as almost every other script can be executed on intervals chosen by the user - every couple of minutes, hours or days, and even once per month as well as once a year according to the specific goal. Working with cron jobs to automate diverse aspects of managing a website saves a lot of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Shared Web Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all of our shared web hosting, allows you to create cron jobs in several simple steps even if you have never employed this type of option previously. When you log in and proceed to the Cron Jobs area where you can create background tasks, you just have to copy and paste the server access path to Perl, Python or PHP depending on the script you'll execute, type the path in your account to the specific script file and then select how often the cron job has to be executed. For the aforementioned, you'll be able to use the standard mode and select the days, hours, minutes, etc. through straightforward drop-down menus, or maybe if you are more knowledgeable, you can take full advantage of the advanced mode and specify the time period with numbers and asterisks i.e. the typical method which you may have employed with other Control Panels.