Cron jobs are timetabled tasks, which are executed on regular time intervals pre-set by the end user and they execute scripts written in different programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, and the like. In accordance with what actually a cron should do, it can run each minute, once a week or even once a year. There're lots of useful applications to make use of cron jobs in your daily administration of a site. Such as, a backup of the entire website may be generated daily or maybe weekly or an e-mail with all of the recent signups for the day can be sent to a specific e-mail address. Such automatic options can make the management of any site much easier. There won't be any specific file types that can be allowed / forbidden, so every script can be run with a cron job.
Cron Jobs in Web Hosting
If you get any of our web hosting plans, you will be able to set up cron jobs with only a few clicks through your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have never done that previously. Hepsia is quite simple to use, so instead of entering numbers and asterisks on particular positions, which is the typical technique to make a cron job, you'll be able to select the days, hours or minutes a script has to be executed using very simple drop-down navigation. The latter is done in the Cron Jobs area of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can use the first method as well, in case you're skilled enough and you prefer it. In either case, you'll need to enter the path to the script that'll be executed as well as the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files inside your account. The aforementioned is included in the Control Panel and you're able to copy/paste it, still if you experience any kind of difficulties, you can always get in touch with your technical support team.