A cron job is an automated task, which performs a specific action - usually executing a script in the website hosting account. The task is scheduled, so that it will run regularly - hourly, daily, weekly etc. There are many reasons to employ a cron job for your websites. For example, you may get regular reports how many visitors have registered on your website, some temp folder can be emptied automatically each and every week or a backup of your content may be made in a different folder in your hosting account. Employing cron jobs can help you with the administration of your sites because you can get many things executed automatically and have reports about them, as opposed to investing valuable time and efforts to complete them yourself.
Cron Jobs in Shared Web Hosting
The easy to use Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will help you to set up cron jobs with ease. In case you don't have prior knowledge about these kinds of matters, you'll find an incredibly easy-to-use interface where you can schedule the execution of your cron, choosing one or several time options - months, days, hours, minutes, or particular days of the week. The thing you will have to enter manually is the precise task to be executed, which includes the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts and also the path to the particular file that will be executed. More capable users can also take advantage of the Advanced mode of the instrument and enter manually the execution period with numbers and asterisks. If you want more crons than your shared web hosting package allows you to have, you're able to upgrade this feature in batches of five with just a few clicks.