A cron job is an automated task, that executes a specific action - typically running some script inside a web hosting account. The task is scheduled, so it will run regularly - hourly, daily, weekly etc. There are many good reasons to employ a cron job for your websites. As an example, you may get regular reports how many website visitors have signed up on your site, a temp folder may be emptied automatically per week or a backup of your content can be created in a different folder within your hosting account. Using cron jobs can help you with the administration of your websites because you'll be able to get lots of things carried out automatically and get reports about them, rather than investing precious time and efforts to do them by hand.

Cron Jobs in Shared Website Hosting

Our simple to use Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will help you to set up cron jobs in no time. In case you don't have previous experience with these types of things, you will find a really intuitive interface where you can schedule the execution of your cron, picking one or more time frame possibilities - months, days, hours, minutes, or certain days of the week. The sole thing that you have to type in manually is the actual command to be run, which includes the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts and the path to the particular file that is to be executed. More capable users can also make use of the Advanced mode of our tool and type in by hand the execution time with numbers and asterisks. If you need more crons than your shared website hosting plan lets you have, you are able to upgrade this characteristic in increments of five with just a couple of clicks.