Cron jobs are scheduled tasks, which are executed on regular time intervals pre-set by the end user and they also execute scripts written in various programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, etcetera. In accordance with what actually a cron should do, it may run every minute, once a week or perhaps annually. There are numerous effective applications to employ cron jobs in the day-to-day administration of a website. Such as, a backup copy of the whole website can be generated once a day or weekly or an email message with all fresh signups for the day may be delivered to a given email. These types of automated options can make the management of every website faster and easier. There won't be any particular file types which are allowed / forbidden, so every script can be run by using a cron job.

Cron Jobs in Shared Web Hosting

Setting up a cron job requires exactly three very simple steps when you get a shared web hosting package from our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, that comes with all the web hosting accounts, features an area dedicated to the crons and when you go there, you need to type the folder path to the script which you want to be run, the command path to the server files for the particular programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), which you can copy and paste from the Server Information section, and set 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 select the minutes, hours, days or months, as well as a more advanced one that is used with many other web hosting Control Panels where you have to type numbers and asterisks on particular positions that outline separate periods of time.