A cron job is a command, that runs automatically in the background on a predefined period of time and it runs a script within a web hosting account. There aren't any limitations regarding what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it could do, or what exactly the file extension will be. Examples are sending a daily report with all of the end user activity on a specific website, creating a routine backup or deleting the content inside a certain folder. These types of tasks or almost every other script can be run on intervals selected by the user - every couple of minutes, hours or days, and even monthly as well as annually according to the specific intent. Using cron jobs to speed up diverse elements of managing a website saves a lot of time and efforts.
Cron Jobs in Shared Web Hosting
If you get any of our shared web hosting plans, you will be able to set up cron jobs with a couple of clicks using your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have never done that before. Hepsia is very intuitive, so as opposed to writing numbers and asterisks on specific positions, which is the typical method to set up a cron job, you can pick the days, hours or minutes a given script has to be executed using very simple drop-down navigation. The latter is done from your Cron Jobs section of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can use the first method as well, in case you are knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In either case, you'll have to type in the path to the script which will be executed and the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files inside your account. The latter is included in the Control Panel and you're able to copy/paste it, yet if you encounter any issues, you can always get in touch with your support team.