What's a cron job? What ?job? does a cron job generally perform? How could cron jobs make your online experience a lot easier?
A cron job is a command, which runs automatically in the background over a pre-set period and it also executes a script inside a hosting account. There are no limitations regarding what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it could do, or what exactly the file extension will be. Some examples are supplying a regular report with all of the user activity on a specified site, generating a routine backup or deleting the content inside a specific folder. These types of tasks and / or almost every other script can be run on time intervals selected by the user - every few minutes, hours or days, and even every month as well as once per year depending on the specific objective. Using cron jobs to speed up numerous areas of administrating a site saves lots of time and efforts.
Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting
Our easy to use Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will allow you to set up cron jobs easily. If you don't have prior knowledge of these types of things, you'll find a really intuitive interface where one can schedule the execution of the cron, selecting one or several time frame possibilities - months, days, hours, minutes, or specific weekdays. The only thing that you have to enter manually is the precise command to be run, which includes the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts and the path to the actual file that is to be executed. More experienced users may also use the Advanced mode of the tool and enter by hand the execution time period with numbers and asterisks. If you want more crons than your shared hosting plan allows you to have, you are able to upgrade this feature in increments of five with a couple of mouse clicks.