Cron jobs are scheduled tasks, that run on regular intervals of time pre-set by the user and they also execute scripts written in numerous programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, and so on. Determined by what actually a cron has to do, it may run every minute, weekly or even once a year. There are many effective applications to make use of cron jobs in the everyday management of a site. For instance, a backup of the full website can be generated daily or maybe weekly or an e-mail message with all of the recent signups for the day may be delivered to a certain email address. These types of automated options will make the management of any website faster and easier. There aren't any specific file types that can be allowed / forbidden, so every script can be executed by using a cron job.

Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting

If you get any of our shared hosting packages, you will be able to create cron jobs with only a few clicks through your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have not done that previously. Hepsia is really simple to use, so as opposed to writing numbers and asterisks on certain places, which is the typical method to create a cron job, you can pick the days, hours or minutes a given script has to be run using very simple drop-down navigation. The latter is done from the Cron Jobs section of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can use the first method as well, if you are knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you'll have to enter the path to the script that will be executed and the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files in your account. The aforementioned is available in the Control Panel and you'll be able to copy/paste it, yet if you experience any difficulties, you can always contact your support team.