A cron job is an automated task, that executes a certain action - generally running some script in the website hosting account. The task is pre-set, so that it will run on a regular basis - hourly, daily, weekly etc. There are lots of good reasons to employ a cron job for your sites. For instance, you may get day-to-day reports how many website visitors have signed up on your website, a temporary folder may be emptied automatically weekly or a backup of your content can be generated in a standalone folder inside your hosting account. Using cron jobs will help you with the management of your websites because you're able to have several things carried out automatically and have reports about them, as opposed to spending valuable time and efforts to complete them yourself.

Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting

Our easy to use Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will allow you to create cron jobs without any difficulty. If you don't have prior knowledge of these types of matters, you'll find an incredibly easy-to-use interface where you could schedule the execution of the cron, picking one or several time frame possibilities - minutes, hours, days, months, or exact weekdays. The sole thing that you will have to type in yourself is the specific command to be executed, which consists of the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts and the path to the particular file that will be executed. More skillful users can also use the Advanced mode of our tool and type in manually the execution time period using numbers and asterisks. If you need additional crons than your shared hosting plan allows you to have, you can upgrade this characteristic in increments of five with a few mouse clicks.