Cron jobs are timetabled tasks, which run on regular intervals of time set by the user and they execute scripts developed in numerous programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, etc. In accordance with what actually a cron has to do, it can run every single minute, once a week or even each year. There're lots of useful applications to make use of cron jobs in the daily management of a site. For instance, a backup of the full website can be generated once a day or perhaps weekly or an email message with all of the recent signups for the day may be delivered to a particular email. These types of automated options will make the administration of any website faster and easier. There are no specific file types which are allowed / forbidden, so every script can be run by using a cron job.

Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting

If you get any of our shared hosting plans, you will be able to create cron jobs with a few mouse clicks through your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have never done that before. Hepsia is very easy to use, so as opposed to entering numbers and asterisks on specific positions, which is the usual method to make a cron job, you'll be able to select the days, hours or minutes a script should be run using simple drop-down menus. The latter is done from the Cron Jobs part of the Control Panel and, of course, you can use the first method as well, when you are knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In either case, you'll have to enter the path to the script that'll be executed as well as the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files within your account. The latter is available in the Control Panel and you're able to copy/paste it, still if you encounter any difficulties, you can call your support team.