Cron jobs are scheduled tasks, that run on regular time intervals set by the end user and they execute scripts written in several programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, and so on. In accordance with what exactly a cron needs to do, it can run each and every minute, every week or maybe once per year. There're lots of handy applications to use cron jobs in the day-to-day management of a website. Such as, a backup of the entire website can be generated once a day or perhaps once a week or an email with all of the recent signups for the day may be delivered to a certain e-mail address. This kind of automated options will make the management of every site much easier. There won't be any particular file types that are allowed or forbidden, so any script can be executed employing a cron job.

Cron Jobs in Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with all of our hosting, will allow you to create cron jobs in a few basic steps even if you have not used this function previously. As soon as you sign in and proceed to the Cron Jobs section where you can assign background tasks, you just have to copy and paste the system access path to Perl, PHP or Python depending on the script that you will execute, type the path inside of your account to the actual script file and then select how often the cron job has to be executed. For the latter, you can use the standard mode and choose the days, hours, minutes, etcetera via straightforward drop-down menus, or maybe if you are more skilled, you'll be able to use the advanced mode and set the time period with numbers and asterisks i.e. the typical method which you may have used with various Control Panels.