A cron job is a command, that functions automatically in the background over a predefined time period and it also runs a script inside a web hosting account. There are no limits regarding what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it could do, or what exactly your file extension will be. Some examples are sending an everyday report which contains all of the user activity within a specific website, generating a regular backup or deleting the files inside a particular folder. These types of tasks as well as some other script can be run on time intervals selected by the end user - every few minutes, hours or days, and even once a month as well as annually according to the exact goal. Using cron jobs to improve various elements of managing a website saves considerable time and efforts.
Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting
Setting up a cron job requires precisely 3 easy steps when you get a shared hosting plan with our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all of the hosting accounts, features an area focused on the crons and as soon as you go there, you need to enter the folder path to the script that you want to be run, the command path to the system files for the specified programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), that you can copy from the Server Information section, and then determine how frequently the cron job should run. For the time interval, we offer two options - an easy to use one with drop-down navigation where one can choose the minutes, hours, days and/or months, and a more complex one that is used with other web hosting Control Panels in which you are expected to type numbers and asterisks on specific positions that define different periods of time.