Cron jobs are scheduled tasks, which are executed on regular intervals of time set by the user and they also execute scripts coded in numerous programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, etc. Determined by what exactly a cron needs to do, it may run each minute, every week or even once a year. There are many handy applications to use cron jobs in your day-to-day administration of a site. For instance, a backup copy of the entire website can be generated once a day as well as once a week or an e-mail with all of the new signups for the day may be delivered to a particular email. These types of automatic options will make the management of every site much easier. There are no particular file types that are allowed or forbidden, so every script can be run with a cron job.
Cron Jobs in Shared Website Hosting
When you get any of our shared website hosting packages, you're able to create cron jobs with only a few clicks using your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have never done that before. Hepsia is really user-friendly, so instead of entering numbers and asterisks on specific places, which is the typical technique to create a cron job, you'll be able to select the minutes, hours or days some script should be run using uncomplicated drop-down navigation. This is done from the Cron Jobs area of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can use the first method as well, in case you're experienced enough and you prefer it. In either case, you will also have to type in the path to the script that will be executed and the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files inside your account. The last mentioned is included in the Control Panel and you can copy/paste it, still if you experience any kind of issues, you can call your support team.