Cron jobs are scheduled tasks, that are executed on regular time intervals set by the end user and they execute scripts developed in numerous programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, etcetera. In accordance with what actually a cron needs to do, it can run every minute, weekly or perhaps once per year. There're numerous practical applications to make use of cron jobs in your everyday management of a website. For instance, a backup of the entire website may be generated daily or weekly or an email with all of the fresh signups for the day may be delivered to a certain email address. This kind of automated options can make the management of any website faster and easier. There won't be any precise file types that are allowed / forbidden, so any script can be run with a cron job.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Website Hosting

Creating a cron job requires precisely 3 quick steps when you obtain a cloud website hosting package through our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all the hosting accounts, features an area dedicated to the crons and as soon as you get there, you have to type the folder path to the script that you would like to be run, the command path to the server files for the specified programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), that you can copy and paste from the Server Information section, and specify how often the cron job should run. For the time interval, our company offers two choices - an easy to use one with drop-down navigation where you can pick the minutes, hours, days and/or months, along with a more advanced one that is used with various other website hosting Control Panels in which you should type numbers and asterisks on particular positions that define different periods of time.