A cron job is an automatic task, that performs a certain action - typically executing a script inside a web hosting account. The task is pre-set, which means that it will run on a regular basis - weekly, daily, hourly etc. There are many reasons to make use of a cron job for your sites. For instance, you can get regular reports how many site visitors have signed up on your site, some temporary folder may be emptied automatically every week or a backup of your content may be generated in a standalone folder inside your website hosting account. Using cron jobs will help you with the administration of your sites since you are able to get many things carried out automatically and have reports for them, instead of investing valuable time and efforts to do them yourself.

Cron Jobs in Shared Web Hosting

The intuitive Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will allow you to create cron jobs without difficulty. In case you don't have previous experience with these types of things, you'll find a really intuitive interface where you can schedule the execution of your cron, picking one or several time frame options - months, days, hours, minutes, or certain weekdays. The sole thing you will have to type in manually is the actual command to be executed, which consists of the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts and the path to the actual file that will be executed. More skillful users can also take advantage of the Advanced mode of our tool and enter by hand the execution time with numbers and asterisks. If you want additional crons than your shared web hosting plan enables you to have, you're able to upgrade this feature in batches of five with only a couple of mouse clicks.