Cron jobs are timetabled tasks, that run on regular time intervals pre-set by the end user and they also execute scripts coded in various programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, and so on. Depending on what exactly a cron has to do, it can run every minute, every week or maybe once per year. There're numerous effective applications to employ cron jobs in the everyday administration of a website. Such as, a backup copy of the full website may be generated once a day or maybe weekly or an e-mail with all fresh signups for the day can be delivered to a specific email address. This kind of automated options will make the management of every website much easier. There aren't any specific file types that can be allowed or forbidden, so every script can be executed by using a cron job.

Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting

If you get any of our shared hosting plans, you are able to create cron jobs with just a few mouse clicks through your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have not done that previously. Hepsia is really easy to use, so as opposed to entering numbers and asterisks on specific positions, which is the typical method to set up a cron job, you will be able to pick the days, hours or minutes some script needs to be executed using simple drop-down menus. The latter is done in the Cron Jobs section of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can always use the first method too, if you're skilled enough and you prefer it. In either case, you will also need to enter the path to the script which will be executed along with the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files inside your account. The latter is available in the Control Panel and you'll be able to copy/paste it, yet if you experience any issues, you can always contact your support team.