Cron jobs are timetabled tasks, which run on regular time intervals pre-set by the user and they also execute scripts coded in various programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, etc. In accordance with what exactly a cron needs to do, it can run every minute, every week or even once a year. There are numerous effective applications to make use of cron jobs in the day-to-day administration of a website. For instance, a backup copy of the entire site may be generated every day or perhaps weekly or an e-mail message with all fresh signups for the day may be sent to a given e-mail. This kind of automatic options will make the management of any website faster and easier. There aren't any precise file types that are allowed or forbidden, so every script can be executed employing a cron job.

Cron Jobs in Hosting

When you get any of our hosting packages, you can create cron jobs with a couple mouse clicks via your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have not done that before. Hepsia is very user-friendly, so instead of typing numbers and asterisks on particular places, which is the common technique to set up a cron job, you'll be able to pick the days, hours or minutes some script has to be run using uncomplicated drop-down navigation. This is done in the Cron Jobs part of the Control Panel and, of course, you can always use the first method as well, in case you're experienced enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you will also need to type in the path to the script that'll be executed and the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files in your account. The aforementioned is available in the Control Panel and you are able to copy/paste it, still if you experience any issues, you can call your tech support team.