A cron job is a command, which works conveniently in the background on a predefined period and it also executes a script within a web hosting account. There won't be any limits in regard to what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it can do, or what exactly the file extension will be. Some examples are mailing a regular report with all of the user activity on a given website, creating a regular backup or erasing the files within a particular folder. These tasks and / or almost every other script can be run on time intervals picked by the user - every couple of minutes, hours or days, and even once a month or perhaps annually according to the particular objective. Working with cron jobs to speed up various aspects of managing a website saves lots of time and efforts.
Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting
If you get any of our shared hosting packages, you will be able to create cron jobs with a couple of clicks through your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have never done that before. Hepsia is quite simple to use, so as opposed to writing numbers and asterisks on specific places, which is the usual technique to make a cron job, you will be able to pick the days, hours or minutes a script needs to be executed using uncomplicated drop-down navigation. This is done from the Cron Jobs section of the Control Panel and, of course, you can always use the first method as well, in case you are skilled enough and you prefer it. In either case, you will also have to enter the path to the script that'll be executed along with the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files in your account. The latter is available in the Control Panel and you are able to copy/paste it, but if you encounter any issues, you can call your tech support team.