Cron jobs are scheduled tasks, that are executed on regular intervals of time pre-set by the end user and they also execute scripts developed in several programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, etcetera. Determined by what exactly a cron has to do, it can run every minute, every week or maybe annually. There are many handy applications to use cron jobs in your everyday administration of a site. For instance, a backup copy of the full website may be generated daily or once a week or an e-mail message with all new signups for the day may be delivered to a particular e-mail address. This kind of automated options can make the administration of any site faster and easier. There aren't any specific file types that are allowed / forbidden, so every script can be run using a cron job.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting

Creating a cron job will take you exactly three quick steps if you get a cloud hosting plan through us. The Hepsia Control Panel, that comes with all the website hosting accounts, features an area centered on the crons and when you go there, you need to enter the folder path to the script which you want to be run, the command path to the server files for the particular programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), that you can copy and paste from the Server Information section, and specify how often the cron job has to run. For that time interval, our company offers two choices - a user-friendly one with drop-down menus where you can select the minutes, hours, days and/or months, and a more advanced one that's used with other web hosting Control Panels in which you need to type numbers and asterisks on certain positions that outline different periods of time.