A cron job is an automatic task, which performs a certain action - typically running a script in a web hosting account. The task is planned, so that it will run on a regular basis - hourly, daily, weekly etc. There are numerous reasons to employ a cron job for your sites. For instance, you may get daily reports how many visitors have registered on your site, some temporary folder can be emptied automatically once a week or a backup copy of the content may be made in a separate folder in your website hosting account. Employing cron jobs can help you with the administration of your websites since you are able to have many things carried out automatically and get reports for them, as an alternative to spending precious time and efforts to do them manually.

Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting

Our easy to use Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will help you to set up cron jobs without any difficulty. In case you don't have prior knowledge of these kinds of matters, you will find a very intuitive interface where you could plan the execution of your cron, selecting one or more time options - months, days, hours, minutes, or exact days of the week. The sole thing that you have to fill in yourself is the actual command to be run, which includes the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts and also the path to the actual file that is to be executed. More experienced customers can also make use of the Advanced mode of the tool and type in manually the execution period with numbers and asterisks. If you'd like additional crons than your shared hosting package enables you to have, you are able to upgrade this feature in batches of five with only a few clicks.