A cron job is a command, which works conveniently in the background on a predefined period of time and it also runs a script within a hosting account. There won't be any restrictions 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 the client activity on a specific site, creating a routine backup or erasing the content within a certain folder. These tasks or almost every other script can be run on time periods selected by the user - every few minutes, hours or days, and even once a month as well as annually according to the exact objective. Using cron jobs to speed up various elements of managing a site saves considerable time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all of our shared plans, allows you to set up cron jobs in a few easy steps even when you have never employed this option previously. When you sign in and visit the Cron Jobs area where you'll be able to assign background tasks, you just have to copy and paste the system access path to Perl, PHP or Python according to the script that you'll execute, type the path in your account for the actual script file and then choose how often your cron job has to be carried out. For the aforementioned, you'll be able to use the standard mode and select the days, hours, minutes, etcetera via uncomplicated drop-down navigation, or if you are more skilled, you can use the advanced mode and set the time interval with numbers and asterisks i.e. the usual method which you might have employed with different Control Panels.