Cron jobs are timetabled tasks, that are executed on regular intervals of time set by the user and they execute scripts written in different programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, etc. Depending on what actually a cron needs to do, it may run each and every minute, weekly or maybe annually. There're many useful applications to use cron jobs in your everyday administration of a website. For instance, a backup of the whole site may be generated daily or once a week or an email message with all fresh signups for the day can be sent to a specific e-mail address. This kind of automated options will make the management of any site much easier. There are no specific file types that are allowed or forbidden, so any script can be run by using a cron job.

Cron Jobs in Web Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, that is provided with all of the web hosting, allows you to set up cron jobs in a couple of easy steps even when you have never used this type of feature before. After you sign in and go to the Cron Jobs section where you're able to create background tasks, you just have to paste the system access path to PHP, Perl or Python based on the script you'll run, type the path inside of your account for the actual script file and after that choose how often your cron job has to be executed. For the latter, you'll be able to use the standard mode and choose the days, hours, minutes, etc. using straightforward drop-down menus, or if you are more experienced, you can use the advanced mode and specify the time interval with numbers and asterisks i.e. the typical method that you may have employed with other Control Panels.