Cron jobs are timetabled tasks, which run on regular intervals of time set by the end user and they execute scripts written in numerous programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, etcetera. Determined by what actually a cron needs to do, it can run every single minute, weekly or maybe once a year. There are plenty of handy applications to make use of cron jobs in your everyday management of a site. For instance, a backup of the entire site may be generated daily or maybe once a week or an email message with all of the new signups for the day can be delivered to a specific email address. This kind of automatic options can make the management of any site much easier. There aren't any specific file types that can be allowed / forbidden, so every script can be run employing a cron job.

Cron Jobs in Shared Web Hosting

If you get any of our shared web hosting plans, you will be able to create cron jobs with a couple mouse clicks through your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have never done that before. Hepsia is quite intuitive, so rather than writing numbers and asterisks on certain places, which is the usual method to make a cron job, you will be able to select the minutes, hours or days a given script needs to be executed using simple drop-down navigation. The latter is done in the Cron Jobs area of the Control Panel and, of course, you can use the first method as well, if you're knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you will also need 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 aforementioned is available in the Control Panel and you are able to copy/paste it, yet if you experience any kind of issues, you can call your tech support team.