A cron job is a command, which functions automatically in the background on a pre-set time period and it executes a script within a website hosting account. There are no limits in regard to what the script is - 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 user activity on a specific site, generating a regular backup or deleting the content inside a specific folder. These tasks as well as any other script can be run on time intervals selected by the user - every couple of minutes, hours or days, and even once a month as well as annually depending on the exact goal. Making use of cron jobs to speed up various elements of administrating a website saves lots of time and efforts.
Cron Jobs in Shared Website Hosting
The easy to use Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will help you to set up cron jobs with ease. In case you don't have previous knowledge of these kinds of matters, you'll find a very easy-to-use interface where one can schedule the execution of the cron, choosing one or more time frame possibilities - minutes, hours, days, months, or particular weekdays. The thing that you have to fill yourself is the specific command to be executed, which consists of the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts and the path to the particular file that is to be executed. More experienced customers may also take advantage of the Advanced mode of our instrument and type in by hand the execution time period using numbers and asterisks. If you'd like additional crons than your shared website hosting package allows you to have, you'll be able to upgrade this attribute in batches of five with only a few mouse clicks.