A cron job is an automatic task, which executes a particular action - generally executing a script in a web hosting account. The task is planned, so that it will run on a regular basis - weekly, daily, hourly and so on. There are many good reasons to employ a cron job for your sites. For instance, you may get day-to-day reports how many website visitors have registered on your website, a temp folder can be emptied automatically per week or a backup copy of the content may be generated in a different folder inside your website hosting account. Employing cron jobs will help you with the management of your websites because you can get many things done automatically and get reports about them, as an alternative to investing precious time and efforts to complete them yourself.

Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting

Our intuitive Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will help you to create cron jobs effortlessly. If you do not have previous knowledge of such things, you'll find a very user-friendly interface where you could schedule the execution of your cron, selecting one or several time options - minutes, hours, days, months, or specific weekdays. The thing you will have to enter manually is the precise command to be run, which includes the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts and also the path to the particular file that will be executed. More skillful users may also use the Advanced mode of the instrument and type in manually the execution time period using numbers and asterisks. If you want additional crons than your shared hosting package allows you to have, you're able to upgrade this characteristic in increments of five with just a few clicks.