A cron job is a command, which works conveniently in the background on a predefined period of time and it runs a script inside a website hosting account. There are no limits 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 supplying a day-to-day report with all of the end user activity on a given website, creating a regular backup or erasing the files within a specific folder. These kinds of tasks as well as any other script can be run on intervals selected by the end user - every couple of minutes, hours or days, and even once per month as well as once per year based on the exact objective. Working with cron jobs to speed up different areas of managing a website saves lots of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Shared Web Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all of our shared web hosting, will help you to create cron jobs in a couple of basic steps even when you haven't ever employed this type of option before. As soon as you sign in and go to the Cron Jobs section where you can set background tasks, you just have to copy and paste the system access path to Perl, PHP or Python according to the script that you will execute, type the path within your account for the specific script file and then select how often your cron job has to be carried out. For the latter, you'll be able to use the basic mode and select the days, hours, minutes, etcetera using straightforward drop-down options, or maybe if you are more experienced, you can take advantage of the advanced mode and set the time period with numbers and asterisks i.e. the standard method that you may have used with different Control Panels.