Cron jobs are timetabled tasks, that run on regular time intervals pre-set by the user and they execute scripts developed in various programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, and so on. In accordance with what actually a cron has to do, it can run every single minute, weekly or maybe annually. There're numerous handy applications to use cron jobs in your day-to-day management of a website. Such as, a backup copy of the full site can be generated every day as well as once a week or an email with all new signups for the day can be sent to a certain email address. These types of automatic options will make the management of any site faster and easier. There aren't any precise file types that are allowed / forbidden, so any script can be executed by using a cron job.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting

Creating a cron job will take you exactly 3 easy steps when you acquire a cloud hosting plan through our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all of the website hosting accounts, features an area centered on the crons and when you go there, you should enter the folder path to the script that you would like to be executed, the command path to the server files for the selected programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), which you can copy from the Server Information section, and then specify how frequently the cron job has to run. For the time interval, our company offers two choices - an easy to use one with drop-down navigation where one can pick the minutes, hours, days and/or months, as well as a more complex one that is used with many other hosting Control Panels in which you are required to type numbers and asterisks on certain positions that outline separate periods of time.