Cron jobs are timetabled tasks, which run on regular intervals of time pre-set by the user and they execute scripts developed in various programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, etcetera. Determined by what exactly a cron needs to do, it can run each and every minute, every week or even each year. There are numerous handy applications to make use of cron jobs in your everyday administration of a site. For example, a backup of the whole site can be generated once a day or perhaps once a week or an email message with all new signups for the day may be delivered to a specific e-mail. This kind of automatic options will make the administration of any site much easier. There won't be any specific file types that can be allowed / forbidden, so any script can be run by using a cron job.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting

When you get any of our cloud hosting packages, you're able to set up cron jobs with a couple mouse clicks using your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have not done that previously. Hepsia is quite intuitive, so instead of typing numbers and asterisks on certain places, which is the usual technique to assign a cron job, you'll be able to pick the days, hours or minutes a given script has to be run using quick drop-down navigation. This is done in the Cron Jobs area of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can always use the first method too, when you are knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In either case, you'll have to type in the path to the script which will be executed and the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files within your account. The latter can be found in the Control Panel and you can copy/paste it, yet if you encounter any kind of issues, you can always contact your technical support team.