Cron jobs are scheduled tasks, which run on regular intervals of time pre-set by the end user and they also execute scripts coded in various programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, and the like. Depending on what exactly a cron has to do, it may run every single minute, weekly or perhaps each year. There're a lot of useful applications to employ cron jobs in the everyday management of a website. For example, a backup of the entire site can be generated once per day or weekly or an e-mail message with all fresh signups for the day may be delivered to a specific e-mail. This kind of automated options will make the administration of any site faster and easier. There are no specific file types which are allowed or forbidden, so every script can be executed using a cron job.

Cron Jobs in Website Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which is featured with all our Linux website hosting packages, will allow you to create cron jobs in a few basic steps even if you have not employed this function previously. After you log in and go to the Cron Jobs section where you can set background tasks, you just need to paste the system access path to PHP, Pyton or Perl according to the script you will run, type the path inside of your account to the specific script file and select how often your cron job will be carried out. For the latter, you'll be able to use the standard mode and pick the minutes, hours, days, etcetera via straightforward drop-down navigation, or maybe in case you are more experienced, you can take full advantage of the advanced mode and set the time period with numbers and asterisks i.e. the typical method which you may have used with various other Control Panels.