A cron job is a command, which runs conveniently in the background over a predefined time period and it executes a script inside a hosting account. There won't be any limitations in regard to what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it can do, or what exactly the file extension will be. A few examples are mailing a day-to-day report with the client activity within a given site, generating a routine backup or deleting the files inside a particular folder. These types of tasks and / or some other script can be run on intervals specified by the user - every few minutes, hours or days, and even monthly or maybe once per year based on the specific objective. Making use of cron jobs to improve numerous areas of managing a site saves lots of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Shared Web Hosting

Creating a cron job requires just 3 simple steps when you obtain a shared web hosting plan through us. The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all the website hosting accounts, features an area focused on the crons and when you get there, you need to enter the folder path to the script that you want to be run, the command path to the server files for the selected programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), that you can copy and paste from the Server Information section, and then determine how frequently the cron job has to run. For the time interval, our company offers two choices - a very intuitive one with drop-down menus where one can choose the minutes, hours, days or months, along with a more complex one that's used with other web hosting Control Panels in which you need to type numbers and asterisks on particular positions that outline different periods of time.