Cron jobs are scheduled tasks, that are executed on regular time intervals set by the user and they execute scripts developed in numerous programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, etcetera. In accordance with what actually a cron should do, it can run each and every minute, weekly or perhaps annually. There are plenty of practical applications to make use of cron jobs in your daily management of a website. Such as, a backup copy of the whole site can be generated daily or perhaps once a week or an email message with all recent signups for the day may be sent to a given e-mail address. This kind of automated options will make the management of any site much easier. There are no particular file types that can be allowed or forbidden, so every script can be executed using a cron job.
Cron Jobs in Shared Website Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all the shared website hosting, will allow you to set up cron jobs in a few simple steps even when you have never used such a option previously. Once you log in and proceed to the Cron Jobs area where you're able to set background tasks, you just need to paste the system access path to Perl, PHP or Python with respect to the script you'll execute, type the path within your account to the specific script file and after that choose how often your cron job will be carried out. For the aforementioned, you'll be able to use the basic mode and pick the minutes, hours, days, etc. through straightforward drop-down options, or in case you are more skilled, you'll be able to use the advanced mode and set the time interval with numbers and asterisks i.e. the usual method that you may have used with other Control Panels.