Cron jobs are scheduled tasks, which are executed on regular intervals of time set by the end user and they also execute scripts coded in various programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, etcetera. In accordance with what exactly a cron should do, it may run each minute, every week or perhaps annually. There're plenty of useful applications to employ cron jobs in the day-to-day administration of a site. For instance, a backup copy of the whole site may be generated once per day as well as once per week or an e-mail message with all recent signups for the day may be sent to a specific e-mail. This kind of automatic options will make the management of any website faster and easier. There won't be any precise file types which are allowed / forbidden, so every script can be executed with a cron job.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Website Hosting

If you get any of our cloud website hosting packages, you are able to set up cron jobs with a few mouse clicks via your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have not done that previously. Hepsia is very intuitive, so as opposed to entering numbers and asterisks on specific positions, which is the typical technique to make a cron job, you will be able to pick the minutes, hours or days some script needs to be run using uncomplicated drop-down menus. The latter is done in the Cron Jobs part of the Control Panel and, of course, you can always use the first method as well, in case you're experienced enough and you prefer it. In either case, you will also need to enter the path to the script that'll be executed and the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files within your account. The latter is included in the Control Panel and you are able to copy/paste it, but if you encounter any kind of difficulties, you can always get in touch with your tech support team.