Cron jobs are scheduled tasks, which run on regular intervals of time set by the end user and they execute scripts developed in different programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, etcetera. Depending on what actually a cron needs to do, it may run every minute, once a week or even each year. There're many handy applications to employ cron jobs in the daily administration of a site. For example, a backup of the whole site may be generated once per day as well as once per week or an email with all of the fresh signups for the day can be sent to a specific email. Such automated options can make the administration of any website much easier. There are no precise file types that are allowed / forbidden, so every script can be executed employing a cron job.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting
If you get any of our cloud hosting packages, you'll be able to set up cron jobs with only a few mouse clicks through your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have not done that previously. Hepsia is really easy to use, so rather than writing numbers and asterisks on particular positions, which is the typical method to assign a cron job, you'll be able to choose the days, hours or minutes some script should be executed using simple drop-down navigation. The latter is done from the Cron Jobs area of the Control Panel and, of course, you can use the first method too, if you are skilled enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you will also have to enter the path to the script that will be executed along with the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files within your account. The latter can be found in the Control Panel and you'll be able to copy/paste it, but if you experience any kind of difficulties, you can always get in touch with your tech support team.