Cron jobs are timetabled tasks, which are executed on regular time intervals pre-set by the end user and they also execute scripts developed in numerous programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, and so on. Depending on what exactly a cron has to do, it can run each and every minute, weekly or even annually. There're numerous effective applications to employ cron jobs in the everyday administration of a site. Such as, a backup of the full site can be generated once per day or once a week or an e-mail message with all of the recent signups for the day can be delivered to a particular e-mail. Such automated options will make the management of every site faster and easier. There aren't any particular file types which are allowed / forbidden, so any script can be executed with a cron job.

Cron Jobs in Web Hosting

Setting up a cron job will take you simply 3 very simple steps when you get a web hosting package through our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, that comes with all the website hosting accounts, features a section centered on the crons and once you go there, you should enter the folder path to the script that you want to be run, the command path to the system files for the selected programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), which you can copy from the Server Information section, and after that specify how frequently the cron job has to run. For that time interval, we provide two options - an easy to use one with drop-down navigation where one can select the minutes, hours, days or months, and a more advanced one that's used with many other website hosting Control Panels in which you should type numbers and asterisks on specific positions that define separate time periods.