Cron jobs are scheduled tasks, that run on regular time intervals pre-set by the user and they execute scripts coded in different programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, etc. In accordance with what exactly a cron has to do, it can run each minute, every week or perhaps each year. There are plenty of handy applications to make use of cron jobs in your day-to-day administration of a site. Such as, a backup of the full website may be generated once per day or once a week or an e-mail with all new signups for the day can be delivered to a specific e-mail address. This kind of automated options can make the administration of every site faster and easier. There won't be any precise file types that can be allowed / forbidden, so every script can be run by using a cron job.

Cron Jobs in Shared Website Hosting

When you get any of our shared website hosting plans, you are able to set up cron jobs with a couple of clicks through your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have not done that previously. Hepsia is quite simple to use, so rather than typing numbers and asterisks on specific positions, which is the typical technique to create a cron job, you can select the days, hours or minutes a script has to be run using simple drop-down menus. The latter is done from your Cron Jobs section of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can always use the first method too, if you're skilled enough and you prefer it. In either case, you'll have to enter the path to the script that'll be executed as well as the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files within your account. The last mentioned is included in the Control Panel and you're able to copy/paste it, still if you encounter any issues, you can always get in touch with your tech support team.