Cron jobs are timetabled tasks, which are executed on regular time intervals set by the end user and they execute scripts developed in various programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, and the like. In accordance with what exactly a cron needs to do, it can run each minute, weekly or perhaps once per year. There're plenty of handy applications to make use of cron jobs in the day-to-day management of a website. For instance, a backup copy of the full site may be generated daily or perhaps weekly or an email with all fresh signups for the day may be sent to a specific email address. These types of automatic options can make the management of every site much easier. There won't be any particular file types which are allowed or forbidden, so any script can be executed employing a cron job.

Cron Jobs in Shared Web Hosting

Setting up a cron job requires just three quick steps when you acquire a shared web hosting plan through our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, that comes with all of the website hosting accounts, features a section focused on the crons and once you go there, you should enter the folder path to the script which you want to be executed, the command path to the server files for the selected programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), that you can copy from the Server Information section, and then specify how often the cron job should run. For the time interval, our company offers two options - a very intuitive one with drop-down navigation where you can pick the minutes, hours, days and/or months, and a more advanced one that's used with many other hosting Control Panels where you have to type numbers and asterisks on certain positions that define separate time periods.