Cron jobs are timetabled tasks, that are executed on regular time intervals set by the user and they also execute scripts written in several programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, etc. In accordance with what actually a cron has to do, it can run each minute, once a week or maybe each year. There are many effective applications to employ cron jobs in your everyday administration of a website. For example, a backup of the whole site may be generated once a day or once a week or an e-mail with all recent signups for the day may be sent to a given email. Such automated options can make the administration of any site much easier. There aren't any particular file types that are allowed or forbidden, so any script can be run employing a cron job.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Web Hosting

When you get any of our cloud web hosting plans, you will be able to create cron jobs with a couple of mouse clicks using your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have not done that previously. Hepsia is quite simple to use, so instead of typing numbers and asterisks on certain places, which is the typical way to create a cron job, you will be able to pick the minutes, hours or days some script has to be run using very simple drop-down menus. This is done in the Cron Jobs section of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can always use the first method too, in case you are experienced enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you will also need to enter the path to the script that'll be executed along with the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files inside your account. The last mentioned is available in the Control Panel and you can copy/paste it, yet if you experience any issues, you can always get in touch with your tech support team.