Cron jobs are scheduled tasks, which run on regular intervals of time pre-set by the user and they execute scripts developed in various programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, etcetera. Determined by what actually a cron needs to do, it can run every single minute, every week or perhaps once per year. There're many handy applications to make use of cron jobs in the daily administration of a website. For example, a backup copy of the whole website can be generated daily or perhaps weekly or an e-mail with all of the fresh signups for the day can be sent to a certain email. Such automated options will make the management of any site much easier. There are no particular file types that are allowed or forbidden, so any script can be run by using a cron job.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting

Setting up a cron job requires just 3 simple steps if you get a cloud hosting plan from us. The Hepsia Control Panel, that comes with all of the website hosting accounts, features a section focused on the crons and as soon as you get there, you should enter the folder path to the script that you would like to be run, the command path to the system files for the specific programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), that you can copy from the Server Information section, and set how often the cron job should run. For that time interval, we provide two choices - a user-friendly one with drop-down navigation where one can pick the minutes, hours, days and/or months, and a more advanced one that is used with many other hosting Control Panels in which you should type numbers and asterisks on certain positions that outline separate time periods.