Cron jobs are scheduled tasks, that are executed on regular time intervals set by the user and they also execute scripts coded in several programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, etc. In accordance with what exactly a cron needs to do, it can run every single minute, once a week or perhaps each year. There are numerous effective applications to make use of cron jobs in your everyday management of a website. For instance, a backup copy of the full site may be generated once a day or maybe once a week or an e-mail with all new signups for the day may be sent to a specific email address. This kind of automated options will make the management of any website faster and easier. There won't be any specific file types that are allowed / forbidden, so every script can be run using a cron job.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Website Hosting

Setting up a cron job will take you exactly 3 easy steps when you acquire a cloud website hosting plan through us. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all of the website hosting accounts, features an area dedicated to the crons and as soon as you go there, you need to enter the folder path to the script that you'd like to be executed, the command path to the system files for the specified programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), which you can copy and paste from the Server Information section, and specify how often the cron job needs to run. For that time interval, our company offers two choices - a very intuitive one with drop-down menus where one can pick the minutes, hours, days and/or months, along with a more advanced one that is used with many other hosting Control Panels in which you have to type numbers and asterisks on particular positions that outline different time periods.