A cron job is a command, which functions conveniently in the background on a pre-set period and it executes a script within a hosting account. There won't be any limits in regard to what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it could do, or what exactly your file extension should be. Examples are sending a regular report which contains all of the user activity within a specific site, creating a regular backup or deleting the files within a specific folder. These kinds of tasks and / or almost every other script can be run on intervals chosen by the user - each few minutes, hours or days, and even once per month or perhaps annually according to the exact purpose. Using cron jobs to automate different areas of administrating a site saves lots of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting

If you get any of our shared hosting packages, you'll be able to set up cron jobs with only a few mouse clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have never done that previously. Hepsia is very simple to use, so as opposed to typing numbers and asterisks on certain places, which is the typical way to create a cron job, you will be able to choose the days, hours or minutes a script should be executed using very simple drop-down navigation. This is done from the Cron Jobs section of the Control Panel and, of course, you can always use the first method as well, if you are experienced enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you'll need to enter the path to the script that'll be executed as well as the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files inside your account. The aforementioned is included in the Control Panel and you are able to copy/paste it, still if you encounter any kind of issues, you can contact your support team.