A cron job is a command, that functions automatically in the background over a predefined period of time and it also executes a script inside a web hosting account. There are no limitations in regard to what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it could do, or what exactly the file extension will be. Examples are mailing a daily report with the user activity within a given site, creating a routine backup or deleting the content in a specific folder. These types of tasks as well as any other script can be executed on time intervals chosen by the user - each couple of minutes, hours or days, and even once per month or maybe once per year depending on the specific purpose. Making use of cron jobs to automate various elements of administrating a website saves a lot of time and efforts.

Cron Jobs in Shared Website Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, that comes with all our Linux shared website hosting packages, will help you to create cron jobs in a few basic steps even when you have never used this function previously. Once you log in and go to the Cron Jobs area where you can set background tasks, you just need to copy and paste the system access path to Perl, PHP or Python with respect to the script you'll execute, type the path within your account for the specific script file and after that select how often your cron job will be carried out. For the latter, you'll be able to use the standard mode and select the minutes, hours, days, etc. through simple drop-down navigation, or maybe in case you are more experienced, you'll be able to use the advanced mode and set the time period with numbers and asterisks i.e. the typical method that you might have employed with various other Control Panels.