A cron job is an automated task, that executes a certain action - generally executing a script in the web hosting account. The task is scheduled, therefore it will run regularly - weekly, daily, hourly etc. There are numerous good reasons to use a cron job for your sites. For example, you can get daily reports how many site visitors have signed up on your website, a temp folder can be emptied automatically once a week or a backup copy of your content may be generated in a different folder inside your website hosting account. Employing cron jobs can help you with the administration of your websites because you'll be able to get numerous things done automatically and have reports for them, rather than spending precious 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 effortlessly. If you don't have prior knowledge about these kinds of things, you will find an incredibly intuitive interface where you can plan the execution of the cron, choosing one or several time frame options - months, days, hours, minutes, or specific weekdays. The thing that you have to fill yourself is the precise command to be run, which consists of the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts and also the path to the actual file that is to be executed. More capable users can also take advantage of the Advanced mode of our instrument and type in manually the execution time using numbers and asterisks. If you'd like more crons than your shared hosting plan allows you to have, you're able to upgrade this attribute in batches of five with just a few clicks.