A cron job is an automatic task, that executes a specific action - usually running some script inside a hosting account. The task is scheduled, so that it will run on a regular basis - hourly, daily, weekly etc. There are numerous good reasons to employ a cron job for your sites. For instance, you can get day-to-day reports how many site visitors have signed up on your website, a temp folder may be emptied automatically weekly or a backup of your content can be created in a separate folder inside your web hosting account. Making use of cron jobs will help you with the management of your websites since you'll be able to get lots of things done automatically and get reports for them, as opposed to spending time and efforts to do them yourself.
Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting
Our user-friendly Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will allow you to set up cron jobs without any difficulty. If you do not have previous knowledge about these kinds of things, you will find an incredibly easy-to-use interface where you could plan the execution of the cron, choosing one or several time possibilities - minutes, hours, days, months, or certain days of the week. The one thing you will have to fill in yourself is the specific command to be run, which includes the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts and also the path to the actual file that is to be executed. More capable users may also make use of the Advanced mode of the tool and enter by hand the execution time period using numbers and asterisks. If you need additional crons than your shared hosting plan allows you to have, you're able to upgrade this characteristic in increments of five with only a couple of clicks.