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 has to do, it can run every single minute, weekly or perhaps once per year. There're plenty of effective applications to employ cron jobs in your daily administration of a website. For example, a backup copy of the whole site can be generated daily or perhaps once a week or an email message with all of the recent signups for the day may be delivered to a specific email. This kind of automatic options will make the management of every website faster and easier. There aren't any precise file types that are allowed or forbidden, so every script can be run by using a cron job.
Cron Jobs in Web Hosting
Creating a cron job will take you precisely 3 simple steps when you get a web hosting
plan with us. The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all of the hosting accounts, has a section focused on the crons and once you go there, you have to type the folder path to the script that you would like to be run, the command path to the server files for the specific programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), that you can copy and paste from the Server Information section, and then determine how frequently the cron job has to run. For the time interval, we offer two choices - a user-friendly one with drop-down navigation where you can choose the minutes, hours, days and/or months, along with a more advanced one that's used with different hosting Control Panels in which you are expected to type numbers and asterisks on particular positions that outline different periods of time.