Cron jobs are scheduled tasks, that run on regular time intervals set by the user and they execute scripts written in different programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, etc. In accordance with what exactly a cron needs to do, it can run every minute, weekly or perhaps once a year. There're a lot of practical applications to make use of cron jobs in the day-to-day administration of a website. For example, a backup copy of the entire site can be generated daily as well as once a week or an email with all recent signups for the day can be sent to a given email address. This kind of automatic options will make the management of every site much easier. There won't be any specific file types which are allowed / forbidden, so every script can be run employing a cron job.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting

If you get any of our cloud hosting packages, you can set up cron jobs with only a few clicks via your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have never done that before. Hepsia is quite user-friendly, so rather than entering numbers and asterisks on particular positions, which is the typical way to assign a cron job, you will be able to pick the minutes, hours or days a script has to be run using uncomplicated drop-down menus. The latter is done in the Cron Jobs area of the Control Panel and, of course, you can use the first method as well, when you're skilled enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you'll need to type in the path to the script which will be executed and the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files in your account. The latter is available in the Control Panel and you'll be able to copy/paste it, yet if you experience any difficulties, you can always get in touch with your technical support team.