Cron jobs are scheduled tasks, that run on regular time intervals set by the end user and they also execute scripts coded in numerous programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, and so on. Determined by what actually a cron should do, it can run each and every minute, weekly or perhaps each year. There're lots of useful applications to use cron jobs in your everyday management of a website. For example, a backup copy of the whole site can be generated once a day as well as weekly or an e-mail with all of the new signups for the day may be sent to a given e-mail. Such automated options will make the management of any site faster and easier. There won't be any specific file types which are allowed / forbidden, so any script can be run using a cron job.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Website Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, that is included with all of our Linux cloud website hosting, will allow you to set up cron jobs in several simple steps even if you have not used this type of option before. After you log in and go to the Cron Jobs section where you're able to set background tasks, you just need to paste the system access path to Perl, PHP or Python according to the script you'll run, type the path within your account for the specific script file and then select how often the cron job will be carried out. For the aforementioned, you can use the basic mode and pick the days, hours, minutes, etc. via uncomplicated drop-down menus, or if you are more skilled, you'll be able to use the advanced mode and specify the time period with numbers and asterisks i.e. the usual method which you may have used with different Control Panels.