A cron job is a command, that runs conveniently in the background on a predefined period and it executes a script within a website hosting account. There won't be any limitations regarding what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it could do, or what exactly the file extension should be. A few examples are sending a daily report with all the client activity on a specified website, generating a routine backup or deleting the content in a specific folder. These kinds of tasks as well as almost every other script can be executed on time periods specified by the end user - each few minutes, hours or days, and even monthly or annually depending on the specific purpose. Using cron jobs to automate different areas of managing a website saves lots of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Shared Website Hosting

When you get any of our shared website hosting plans, you'll be able to create cron jobs with only a few mouse clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have not done that previously. Hepsia is quite simple to use, so as opposed to writing numbers and asterisks on specific positions, which is the usual technique to set up a cron job, you'll be able to choose the minutes, hours or days a script should be run using quick drop-down navigation. This is done in your Cron Jobs part of the Control Panel and, of course, you can use the first method as well, in case you are experienced enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you'll have to enter the path to the script that'll be executed along with the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files inside your account. The latter is included in the Control Panel and you'll be able to copy/paste it, but if you encounter any kind of difficulties, you can call your technical support team.