A cron job is a command, that runs automatically in the background over a pre-set period of time and it runs a script within a web hosting account. There are no limitations in regard to what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it could do, or what exactly your file extension will be. A few examples are mailing a daily report with all the client activity on a specified site, creating a regular backup or erasing the files inside a particular folder. These tasks and / or almost every other script can be run on intervals picked by the end user - every few minutes, hours or days, and even once a month or once a year depending on the particular intent. Using cron jobs to automate different aspects of managing a site saves a lot of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Shared Website Hosting

Setting up a cron job requires simply three quick steps when you acquire a shared website hosting package through our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all the website hosting accounts, has an area centered on the crons and as soon as you get there, you have to enter the folder path to the script which you want 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 then determine how often the cron job needs to run. For the time interval, we provide two choices - a very intuitive one with drop-down navigation where you can pick the minutes, hours, days and/or months, and a more complex one that is used with other website hosting Control Panels in which you are expected to type numbers and asterisks on certain positions that outline separate periods of time.