Cron jobs are timetabled tasks, which run on regular time intervals pre-set by the user and they also execute scripts written in various programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, and the like. Determined by what actually a cron should do, it can run every single minute, once a week or even annually. There are numerous handy applications to make use of cron jobs in your everyday administration of a website. Such as, a backup copy of the entire website can be generated once a day or perhaps once per week or an email message with all of the new signups for the day may be delivered to a certain email address. Such automated options will make the administration of any site much easier. There are no specific file types that can be allowed or forbidden, so any script can be run with a cron job.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting

If you get any of our cloud hosting packages, you are able to set up cron jobs with only a few mouse clicks via your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have not done that previously. Hepsia is quite user-friendly, so as opposed to writing numbers and asterisks on particular positions, which is the typical technique to set up a cron job, you'll be able to pick the minutes, hours or days a given script should be executed using very simple drop-down menus. The latter is done in your Cron Jobs section of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can always use the first method too, if you are skilled enough and you prefer it. In either case, you'll have to type in the path to the script which will be executed along with the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files in your account. The latter can be found in the Control Panel and you can copy/paste it, still if you experience any difficulties, you can always call your technical support team.