Cron jobs are timetabled tasks, that are executed on regular intervals of time set by the user and they also execute scripts written in numerous programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, and the like. Determined by what actually a cron has to do, it can run each minute, weekly or perhaps once per year. There are plenty of useful applications to employ cron jobs in the everyday administration of a site. For example, a backup of the whole site may be generated once per day or maybe weekly or an email message with all of the fresh signups for the day may be sent to a specific email. This kind of automated options will make the administration of every site much easier. There are no particular file types that are allowed / forbidden, so any script can be executed using a cron job.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Web Hosting

Setting up a cron job requires exactly three easy steps when you get a cloud web hosting package through our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all of the website hosting accounts, has an area focused on the crons and once you go there, you need to type the folder path to the script that you'd like to be run, the command path to the server files for the selected programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), which you can copy and paste from the Server Information section, and after that determine how often the cron job has to run. For the time interval, we provide two choices - a very intuitive one with drop-down menus where one can choose the minutes, hours, days and/or months, along with a more advanced one that is used with various other web hosting Control Panels where you are required to type numbers and asterisks on specific positions that outline separate periods of time.