Cron jobs are timetabled tasks, that run on regular intervals of time pre-set by the end user and they also execute scripts developed in different programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, and so on. Depending on what exactly a cron should do, it may run each minute, once a week or maybe once a year. There're lots of handy applications to make use of cron jobs in the everyday management of a site. Such as, a backup copy of the entire website may be generated once a day as well as weekly or an e-mail message with all fresh signups for the day may be delivered to a particular e-mail. These types of automatic options will make the management of any website faster and easier. There are no precise file types which are allowed or forbidden, so any script can be executed employing a cron job.

Cron Jobs in Website Hosting

Creating a cron job will take you precisely 3 quick steps if you get a website hosting package through us. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all the web hosting accounts, has a section focused on the crons and when you go there, you have to type the folder path to the script that you want to be executed, the command path to the server files for the specified programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), which you can copy and paste from the Server Information section, and after that specify how often the cron job has to run. For the time interval, we offer two options - a very intuitive one with drop-down navigation where one can pick the minutes, hours, days or months, as well as a more advanced one that is used with other hosting Control Panels in which you are expected to type numbers and asterisks on specific positions that define different time periods.