Cron jobs are timetabled tasks, which are executed on regular intervals of time set by the end user and they execute scripts written in different programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, etc. Determined by what actually a cron should do, it may run each minute, every week or perhaps annually. There're numerous handy applications to use cron jobs in the daily management of a site. For instance, a backup copy of the whole site may be generated daily or once per week or an e-mail message with all of the recent signups for the day can be delivered to a particular e-mail address. These types of automatic options will make the management of every site much easier. There are no particular file types which are allowed or forbidden, so any script can be executed employing a cron job.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Website Hosting
Setting up a cron job will take you precisely three easy steps when you acquire a cloud website hosting package with our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, that comes with all the hosting accounts, has a section focused on the crons and once you get there, you should type the folder path to the script that you would like to be executed, the command path to the server files for the particular programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), that you can copy from the Server Information section, and after that determine how frequently the cron job should run. For that time interval, we offer two choices - a very intuitive one with drop-down navigation where you can choose the minutes, hours, days and/or months, as well as a more advanced one that's used with various other website hosting Control Panels in which you are expected to type numbers and asterisks on particular positions that define separate periods of time.