Cron jobs are timetabled tasks, that are executed on regular time intervals set by the end user and they execute scripts developed in different programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, and so on. Depending on what exactly a cron has to do, it may run each minute, every week or maybe annually. There are a lot of effective applications to employ cron jobs in your day-to-day management of a site. For example, a backup copy of the full website can be generated every day or perhaps once a week or an email message with all recent signups for the day may be delivered to a certain e-mail. This kind of automatic options can make the administration of every website much easier. There are no precise file types that are allowed / forbidden, so every script can be executed employing a cron job.

Cron Jobs in Website Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which is featured with all the website hosting, will help you to set up cron jobs in a couple of simple steps even when you haven't ever employed this type of function before. As soon as you sign in and navigate to the Cron Jobs section where you can assign background tasks, you just have to paste the server access path to Perl, PHP or Python according to the script that you will run, type the path inside of your account for the actual script file and select how often your cron job has to be executed. For the latter, you'll be able to use the standard mode and pick the days, hours, minutes, etcetera using uncomplicated drop-down options, or maybe if you are more experienced, you'll be able to use the advanced mode and specify the time interval with numbers and asterisks i.e. the standard method that you may have used with various other Control Panels.