Cron jobs are scheduled tasks, which are executed on regular time intervals pre-set by the end user and they also execute scripts written in different programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, etc. In accordance with what exactly a cron has to do, it can run every single minute, once a week or perhaps once per year. There are numerous practical applications to make use of cron jobs in your everyday management of a website. For example, a backup copy of the entire website can be generated every day as well as once per week or an e-mail with all fresh signups for the day can be sent to a given email. These types of automated options can make the administration of any website much easier. There are no specific file types which are allowed / forbidden, so every script can be run with a cron job.
Cron Jobs in Hosting
When you get any of our hosting packages, you're able to create cron jobs with a few clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have not done that before. Hepsia is quite user-friendly, so rather than entering numbers and asterisks on certain places, which is the typical technique to create a cron job, you can pick the days, hours or minutes a given script should be executed using simple drop-down menus. The latter is done from the Cron Jobs section of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can always use the first method as well, in case you're experienced enough and you prefer it. In either case, you'll need to type in 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 latter can be found in the Control Panel and you'll be able to copy/paste it, yet if you experience any issues, you can always get in touch with your tech support team.