Cron jobs are scheduled tasks, which run on regular intervals of time set by the end user and they also execute scripts written in various programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, and so on. Determined by what actually a cron has to do, it may run each minute, once a week or perhaps each year. There're a lot of effective applications to use cron jobs in your daily administration of a website. For instance, a backup of the whole site can be generated every day or once a week or an email message with all of the recent signups for the day may be sent to a specific e-mail. This kind of automatic options can make the management of any website faster and easier. There aren't any precise file types that are allowed or forbidden, so any script can be executed using a cron job.

Cron Jobs in Shared Web Hosting

When you get any of our shared web hosting plans, you can create cron jobs with just a few clicks using your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have never done that before. Hepsia is quite user-friendly, so instead of typing numbers and asterisks on particular positions, which is the typical technique to make a cron job, you can pick the minutes, hours or days a script needs to be run using uncomplicated drop-down menus. The latter is done in your Cron Jobs part of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can always use the first method too, if you are skilled enough and you prefer it. In either case, you will also have to enter the path to the script that will be executed as well as the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files within your account. The aforementioned is available in the Control Panel and you'll be able to copy/paste it, yet if you encounter any difficulties, you can always get in touch with your technical support team.