A cron job is a command, that runs automatically in the background on a predefined period of time and it also runs a script in a web hosting account. There are no restrictions in regard to what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etc., what it can do, or what exactly your file extension should be. Examples are sending a regular report with all of the end user activity on a specific website, generating a regular backup or deleting the files inside a particular folder. These kinds of tasks or some other script can be executed on intervals chosen by the user - every couple of minutes, hours or days, and even every month or perhaps annually based on the exact goal. Using cron jobs to improve different elements of administrating a website saves lots of time and efforts.
Cron Jobs in Shared Web Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all of our shared web hosting plans, will allow you to create cron jobs in a couple of basic steps even when you have never employed such a feature previously. When you log in and proceed to the Cron Jobs section where you can assign background tasks, you just have to copy and paste the system access path to Perl, Python or PHP depending on the script that you will execute, type the path in your account for the actual script file and then select how often the cron job has to be carried out. For the aforementioned, you'll be able to use the standard mode and pick the days, hours, minutes, etcetera through simple drop-down navigation, or maybe in case you are more knowledgeable, you can take advantage of the advanced mode and set the time interval with numbers and asterisks i.e. the usual method that you might have used with various other Control Panels.