A cron job is a command, that functions conveniently in the background over a predefined period of time and it also runs a script in a hosting account. There aren't any restrictions regarding what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it can do, or what exactly your file extension will be. Some examples are sending a day-to-day report with the client activity within a specified site, creating a routine backup or deleting the content within a specific folder. These types of tasks and / or some other script can be executed on intervals chosen by the user - each few minutes, hours or days, and even once a month or once per year according to the particular purpose. Making use of cron jobs to automate different elements of managing a website saves a lot of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Shared Web Hosting

Creating a cron job requires simply 3 simple steps if you get a shared web hosting plan from us. The Hepsia Control Panel, that comes with all of the hosting accounts, has an area centered on the crons and when you go there, you have to enter the folder path to the script that you would like to be run, the command path to the server files for the specified programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), that you can copy from the Server Information section, and determine how frequently the cron job needs to run. For that time interval, our company offers two options - an easy to use one with drop-down menus where one can select the minutes, hours, days or months, along with a more advanced one that is used with different website hosting Control Panels in which you need to type numbers and asterisks on particular positions that outline separate time periods.