Cron jobs are scheduled tasks, that are executed on regular intervals of time set by the end user and they also execute scripts developed in several programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, etcetera. Determined by what exactly a cron should do, it may run every minute, every week or perhaps each year. There are a lot of useful applications to employ cron jobs in the daily management of a website. Such as, a backup of the entire site can be generated once a day or perhaps once per week or an e-mail with all of the new signups for the day can be delivered to a specific e-mail address. These types of automatic options can make the administration of every site faster and easier. There aren't any particular file types that are allowed / forbidden, so any script can be run employing a cron job.
Cron Jobs in Web Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, that is included with all of our web hosting
, will allow you to set up cron jobs in a few easy steps even when you have never used this function previously. Once you log in and visit the Cron Jobs section where you'll be able to assign background tasks, you just have to copy and paste the server access path to Perl, Python or PHP according to the script that you'll run, type the path inside of your account to the specific script file and then choose how often the cron job has to be carried out. For the latter, you can use the basic mode and pick the days, hours, minutes, etc. using straightforward drop-down navigation, or in case you are more knowledgeable, you can take advantage of the advanced mode and set the time period with numbers and asterisks i.e. the typical method which you might have employed with various other Control Panels.