Cron jobs are scheduled tasks, that are executed on regular intervals of time set by the user and they execute scripts written in several programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, and the like. Determined by what exactly a cron should do, it may run every single minute, weekly or perhaps each year. There're plenty of effective applications to make use of cron jobs in your daily administration of a website. Such as, a backup copy of the entire site may be generated every day or perhaps once a week or an email message with all of the recent signups for the day may be sent to a particular email address. These types of automated options will make the management of every site much easier. There are no particular file types which are allowed or forbidden, so every script can be run using a cron job.
Cron Jobs in Website Hosting
If you get any of our website hosting plans, you're able to set up cron jobs with a couple of mouse clicks via your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have never done that previously. Hepsia is quite user-friendly, so rather than entering numbers and asterisks on certain places, which is the typical method to make a cron job, you can choose the minutes, hours or days a given script should be run using uncomplicated drop-down menus. The latter is done from your Cron Jobs section of the Control Panel and, of course, you can always use the first method too, in case you are skilled enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you'll have to type in the path to the script that will be executed along with the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files inside your account. The latter is available in the Control Panel and you'll be able to copy/paste it, but if you experience any difficulties, you can call your support team.