Cron jobs are scheduled tasks, which run on regular time intervals pre-set by the user and they execute scripts developed in several programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, etcetera. In accordance with what exactly a cron needs to do, it may run each minute, once a week or perhaps annually. There are many effective applications to use cron jobs in your everyday administration of a site. For example, a backup of the whole site can be generated once a day or weekly or an email message with all fresh signups for the day can be delivered to a given e-mail. These types of automated options will make the administration of every website faster and easier. There won't be any particular file types that are allowed or forbidden, so any script can be executed employing a cron job.
Cron Jobs in Shared Website Hosting
The intuitive Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will allow you to set up cron jobs without any difficulty. If you do not have previous experience with these kinds of matters, you will find an incredibly easy-to-use interface where one can plan the execution of your cron, choosing one or several time frame options - minutes, hours, days, months, or exact weekdays. The thing you will have to type in manually is the actual command to be run, which consists of the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts and the path to the particular file that will be executed. More capable customers can also take advantage of the Advanced mode of the instrument and enter by hand the execution time with numbers and asterisks. If you'd like additional crons than your shared website hosting plan enables you to have, you can upgrade this feature in increments of five with only a few clicks.