Cron jobs are timetabled tasks, that run on regular intervals of time set by the user and they also execute scripts written in several programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, and so on. Depending on what exactly a cron should do, it can run every minute, once a week or even annually. There are plenty of useful applications to employ cron jobs in the daily administration of a website. For instance, a backup of the full site can be generated once a day or maybe weekly or an e-mail message with all of the fresh signups for the day can be sent to a given email. These types of automatic options can make the administration of every site faster and easier. There aren't any precise file types that can be allowed or forbidden, so any script can be executed employing a cron job.

Cron Jobs in Hosting

If you get any of our hosting plans, you are able to create cron jobs with a couple mouse clicks through your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have not done that before. Hepsia is really simple to use, so as opposed to entering numbers and asterisks on particular places, which is the typical technique to set up a cron job, you can pick the days, hours or minutes some script needs to be run using simple drop-down menus. The latter is done from the Cron Jobs area of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can always use the first method as well, in case you're knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you will also need to type in the path to the script that'll be executed as well as the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files in your account. The last mentioned can be found in the Control Panel and you're able to copy/paste it, but if you experience any kind of issues, you can get in touch with your support team.