A cron job is a command, which functions automatically in the background over a predefined period and it also runs a script within a web hosting account. There are no limitations in regard to what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it could do, or what exactly the file extension should be. Some examples are sending an everyday report with the client activity on a given site, creating a regular backup or deleting the files within a particular folder. These kinds of tasks as well as some other script can be executed on time intervals picked by the end user - each few minutes, hours or days, and even once per month or maybe annually based on the particular intent. Making use of cron jobs to improve numerous areas of administrating a website saves considerable time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Shared Website Hosting

Setting up a cron job requires exactly 3 simple steps when you get a shared website hosting package from our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all of the hosting accounts, has an area dedicated to the crons and when you get there, you have to type the folder path to the script that you would like to be run, the command path to the system files for the particular programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), that you can copy and paste from the Server Information section, and after that determine how often the cron job has to run. For that time interval, we provide two choices - an easy to use one with drop-down menus where one can select the minutes, hours, days or months, as well as a more complex one that's used with other hosting Control Panels where you have to type numbers and asterisks on certain positions that define separate time periods.