Cron jobs are scheduled tasks, which are executed on regular time intervals pre-set by the end user and they execute scripts developed in several programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, and so on. Determined by what actually a cron needs to do, it can run every minute, once a week or maybe each year. There are numerous useful applications to use cron jobs in your daily administration of a website. For example, a backup copy of the entire site can be generated once a day or weekly or an e-mail with all recent signups for the day can be sent to a particular e-mail address. These types of automated options will make the administration of any site faster and easier. There are no precise file types that can be allowed / forbidden, so any script can be run using a cron job.
Cron Jobs in Shared Website Hosting
The intuitive Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will help you to create cron jobs with ease. In case you don't have prior knowledge about such matters, you will find an incredibly intuitive interface where you could schedule the execution of your cron, picking one or more time possibilities - months, days, hours, minutes, or particular weekdays. The thing that you have to type in yourself is the specific command to be run, which includes the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts as well as the path to the actual file that will be executed. More skillful users may also make use of the Advanced mode of our instrument and type in manually the execution period using numbers and asterisks. If you want more crons than your shared website hosting package allows you to have, you'll be able to upgrade this feature in batches of five with just a few mouse clicks.