Cron jobs are scheduled tasks, which are executed on regular intervals of time set by the end user and they also execute scripts written in numerous programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, and the like. Determined by what exactly a cron needs to do, it may run each and every minute, once a week or perhaps once a year. There are plenty of useful applications to employ cron jobs in the day-to-day administration of a website. For instance, a backup copy of the full site can be generated daily or perhaps weekly or an email with all of the recent signups for the day can be delivered to a given email. This kind of automated options can make the administration of every website faster and easier. There aren't any precise file types that can be allowed or forbidden, so every script can be executed by using a cron job.

Cron Jobs in Shared Website Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with all of our shared website hosting, will allow you to create cron jobs in a couple of simple steps even when you have not used this type of function previously. Once you log in and go to the Cron Jobs section where you'll be able to set background tasks, you just need to paste the server access path to PHP, Perl or Python with respect to the script you will execute, type the path inside of your account to the actual script file and then select how often the cron job will be executed. For the latter, you'll be able to use the basic mode and select the days, hours, minutes, etc. using uncomplicated drop-down navigation, or maybe in case you are more skilled, you can take full advantage of the advanced mode and specify the time period with numbers and asterisks i.e. the standard method that you may have used with various other Control Panels.