Cron jobs are scheduled tasks, that are executed on regular time intervals set by the end user and they execute scripts developed in various programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, and the like. Determined by what actually a cron needs to do, it may run each minute, once a week or maybe each year. There're numerous handy applications to employ cron jobs in the everyday administration of a site. For example, a backup of the whole site can be generated daily or once per week or an e-mail message with all recent signups for the day can be sent to a given e-mail. This kind of automatic options can make the administration of every website faster and easier. There aren't any specific file types that can be allowed / forbidden, so any script can be executed by using a cron job.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Website Hosting

If you get any of our cloud website hosting plans, you're able to set up cron jobs with a couple mouse clicks through your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have never done that before. Hepsia is quite simple to use, so instead of typing numbers and asterisks on particular positions, which is the common technique to make a cron job, you can choose the days, hours or minutes some script should be run using very simple drop-down navigation. This is done in your Cron Jobs part 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 will also need to type in the path to the script that'll be executed as well as the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files inside your account. The last mentioned is available in the Control Panel and you are able to copy/paste it, still if you experience any difficulties, you can get in touch with your tech support team.