A cron job is a command, that runs automatically in the background on a predefined time period and it runs a script inside a web hosting account. There won't be any limits regarding what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it can do, or what exactly the file extension should be. Some examples are supplying a day-to-day report which contains all the client activity within a specific website, generating a regular backup or erasing the files within a specific folder. These tasks or some other script can be run on time periods picked by the end user - every couple of minutes, hours or days, and even once per month as well as annually depending on the specific goal. Working with cron jobs to improve various aspects of managing a site saves a lot of time and efforts.
Cron Jobs in Shared Web Hosting
Our simple to use Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will help you to create cron jobs without difficulty. If you don't have previous experience with such things, you'll find a very user-friendly interface where you can plan the execution of the cron, picking one or more time frame options - months, days, hours, minutes, or certain weekdays. The thing that you have to enter yourself is the actual task to be run, which consists of the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts as well as the path to the particular file that will be executed. Knowledgeable users may also take advantage of the Advanced mode of the instrument and enter by hand the execution time period with numbers and asterisks. If you want additional crons than your shared web hosting plan allows you to have, you are able to upgrade this characteristic in increments of five with only a few clicks.