Cron jobs are timetabled tasks, that run on regular time intervals pre-set by the end user and they execute scripts developed in numerous programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, etcetera. Depending on what exactly a cron has to do, it may run each minute, weekly or even once per year. There are a lot of effective applications to employ cron jobs in the everyday administration of a website. Such as, a backup copy of the full website can be generated once per day or perhaps weekly or an e-mail message with all of the new signups for the day may be delivered to a specific email. These types of automated options can make the administration of any website faster and easier. There won't be any precise file types that are allowed / forbidden, so any script can be run by using a cron job.

Cron Jobs in Shared Web Hosting

When you get any of our shared web hosting plans, you're able to create cron jobs with just a few clicks using your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have not done that previously. Hepsia is quite intuitive, so as opposed to entering numbers and asterisks on certain positions, which is the typical method to assign a cron job, you will be able to pick the minutes, hours or days a script has to be run using quick drop-down navigation. The latter is done from your Cron Jobs section of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can always use the first method as well, when you are knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In either case, you will also need to enter the path to the script that will be executed and the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files within your account. The last mentioned is available in the Control Panel and you'll be able to copy/paste it, still if you experience any kind of issues, you can always get in touch with your support team.