Cron jobs are scheduled tasks, that are executed on regular intervals of time pre-set by the end user and they execute scripts written in various programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, etcetera. Determined by what exactly a cron needs to do, it can run every minute, weekly or even annually. There're many useful applications to make use of cron jobs in the daily management of a website. Such as, a backup copy of the entire website may be generated daily or once a week or an email message with all fresh signups for the day can be delivered to a given email. Such automated options can make the administration of every website much easier. There aren't any specific file types that are allowed or forbidden, so any script can be run by using a cron job.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Web Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with all our cloud web hosting plans
, will help you to create cron jobs in a couple of simple steps even if you haven't ever employed this type of option previously. As soon as you sign in and proceed to the Cron Jobs area where you are able to create background tasks, you just have to paste the system access path to Perl, Python or PHP according to the script you will execute, type the path within your account to the actual script file and after that select how often your cron job has to be executed. For the aforementioned, you'll be able to use the basic mode and select the minutes, hours, days, etcetera using simple drop-down navigation, or if you are more skilled, you can take advantage of the advanced mode and set the time interval with numbers and asterisks i.e. the usual method that you might have used with different Control Panels.