Cron jobs are timetabled tasks, that run on regular intervals of time set by the end user and they also execute scripts written in several programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, etcetera. Determined by what actually a cron has to do, it may run each minute, once a week or perhaps once a year. There are lots of useful applications to make use of cron jobs in your day-to-day administration of a website. For instance, a backup of the whole website may be generated every day as well as once per week or an email message with all of the new signups for the day may be delivered to a certain e-mail. These types of automatic options can make the management of every site much easier. There are no particular file types that are allowed or forbidden, so any script can be executed with a cron job.
Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting
Setting up a cron job requires just three very simple steps when you obtain a shared hosting plan from our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, that comes with all of the hosting accounts, has an area focused on the crons and once you get there, you should enter the folder path to the script which you want to be executed, the command path to the system files for the particular programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), that you can copy and paste from the Server Information section, and determine how often the cron job has to run. For that time interval, we offer two options - an easy to use one with drop-down navigation where you can pick the minutes, hours, days or months, along with a more advanced one that is used with different website hosting Control Panels where you should type numbers and asterisks on particular positions that outline different periods of time.