A cron job is an automated task, that executes a certain action - usually running some script in a hosting account. The task is planned, so that it will run on a regular basis - hourly, daily, weekly and so on. There are numerous reasons to use a cron job for your sites. As an example, you may get regular reports how many site visitors have signed up on your website, some temp folder can be emptied automatically weekly or a backup copy of your content can be made in a separate folder inside your website hosting account. Using cron jobs will help you with the management of your sites because you can get a lot of things done automatically and get reports about them, in lieu of investing precious time and efforts to do them by hand.

Cron Jobs in Shared Website Hosting

Our simple to use Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will allow you to set up cron jobs easily. In case you don't have prior knowledge of these types of things, you will find a really intuitive interface where you can schedule the execution of your cron, picking one or more time frame possibilities - minutes, hours, days, months, or specific days of the week. The one thing that you will have to fill manually is the precise command to be executed, which consists of the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts and also the path to the particular file that will be executed. More experienced users may also make use of the Advanced mode of the instrument and type in by hand the execution time period using numbers and asterisks. If you want more crons than your shared website hosting plan lets you have, you'll be able to upgrade this attribute in increments of five with just a couple of clicks.