A cron job is a command, that functions automatically in the background on a pre-set period of time and it runs a script in a website hosting account. There aren't any restrictions in regard to what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it can do, or what exactly your file extension should be. A few examples are sending an everyday report with all of the end user activity on a specific website, generating a routine backup or erasing the content within a specific folder. These tasks or some other script can be run on time intervals specified by the end user - each few minutes, hours or days, and even every month or perhaps annually based on the exact intent. Working with cron jobs to speed up various elements of administrating a site saves lots of time and efforts.
Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting
Our simple to use Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will allow you to set up cron jobs with ease. If you do not have previous experience with these kinds of matters, you'll find a really easy-to-use interface where you could plan the execution of your cron, choosing one or several time frame options - minutes, hours, days, months, or particular weekdays. The only thing you will have to type in yourself is the actual command to be executed, which includes the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts and also the path to the particular file that is to be executed. Knowledgeable customers may also make use of the Advanced mode of our instrument and type in manually the execution time with numbers and asterisks. If you need more crons than your shared hosting plan lets you have, you'll be able to upgrade this characteristic in increments of five with only a couple of mouse clicks.