Cron jobs are scheduled tasks, which run on regular intervals of time pre-set by the end user and they execute scripts developed in several programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, etcetera. In accordance with what exactly a cron should do, it can run each minute, weekly or even once a year. There are many handy applications to employ cron jobs in your daily administration of a website. For example, a backup copy of the entire website may be generated once a day or perhaps once per week or an e-mail with all of the fresh signups for the day can be sent to a particular e-mail. These types of automatic options can make the administration of any site much easier. There aren't any precise file types that are allowed or forbidden, so any script can be run using a cron job.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Web Hosting

Creating a cron job will take you simply 3 quick steps if you get a cloud web hosting plan with us. The Hepsia Control Panel, that comes with all the website hosting accounts, has an area dedicated to the crons and once you get there, you should enter the folder path to the script which you want to be run, the command path to the server files for the specific programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), which you can copy from the Server Information section, and after that determine how frequently the cron job should run. For the time interval, we provide two options - a very intuitive one with drop-down menus where you can pick the minutes, hours, days or months, and a more complex one that is used with other website hosting Control Panels in which you have to type numbers and asterisks on specific positions that outline different periods of time.