Cron jobs are timetabled tasks, that run on regular intervals of time pre-set by the user and they also execute scripts coded in several programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, etcetera. Depending on what actually a cron needs to do, it can run every minute, weekly or even annually. There're a lot of useful applications to employ cron jobs in the daily management of a site. For instance, a backup of the whole site can be generated once per day or maybe once a week or an email with all fresh signups for the day can be sent to a certain e-mail. These types of automatic options will make the management of any site faster and easier. There aren't any specific file types that are allowed / forbidden, so any script can be run using a cron job.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all of our cloud hosting plans, will help you to create cron jobs in a few easy steps even if you haven't ever employed this type of feature before. After you log in and proceed to the Cron Jobs area where you'll be able to set background tasks, you just have to paste the server access path to PHP, Perl or Python with respect to the script that you'll run, type the path in your account for the actual script file and choose how often the cron job will be carried out. For the latter, you'll be able to use the basic mode and choose the days, hours, minutes, etcetera via simple drop-down menus, or maybe in case you are more experienced, you'll be able to use the advanced mode and set the time period with numbers and asterisks i.e. the typical method which you might have employed with various Control Panels.