Cron jobs are scheduled tasks, that are executed on regular intervals of time pre-set by the user and they execute scripts coded in several programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, etcetera. In accordance with what exactly a cron should do, it can run every minute, once a week or even annually. There are a lot of effective applications to use cron jobs in the everyday management of a website. Such as, a backup of the whole website may be generated every day or perhaps weekly or an email message with all fresh signups for the day can be delivered to a certain email. Such automated options will make the administration of any website faster and easier. There aren't any precise file types that are allowed / forbidden, so any script can be executed by using a cron job.

Cron Jobs in Website Hosting

Setting up a cron job will take you just three very simple steps when you acquire a website hosting package from us. The Hepsia Control Panel, that comes with all the web hosting accounts, features an area dedicated to the crons and when you get there, you have to type the folder path to the script that you'd like to be executed, the command path to the system files for the selected programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), that you can copy from the Server Information section, and after that determine how frequently the cron job has to run. For the time interval, our company offers two choices - a user-friendly one with drop-down navigation where you can pick the minutes, hours, days or months, as well as a more complex one that is used with many other website hosting Control Panels in which you are required to type numbers and asterisks on certain positions that define separate periods of time.