Cron jobs are scheduled tasks, that are executed on regular intervals of time pre-set by the user and they also execute scripts written in various programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, etc. In accordance with what exactly a cron should do, it may run each and every minute, every week or perhaps once a year. There are a lot of effective applications to employ cron jobs in the daily management of a site. Such as, a backup copy of the entire site may be generated once a day or maybe once per week or an e-mail message with all of the recent signups for the day may be delivered to a specific email address. Such automated options can make the management of any website much easier. There won't be any precise file types that are allowed / forbidden, so any script can be run with a cron job.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Website Hosting
Setting up a cron job requires precisely three very simple steps when you acquire a cloud website hosting plan with us. The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all the hosting accounts, has an area focused on the crons and as soon as you get there, you have to type the folder path to the script that you want to be run, the command path to the server files for the particular programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), which you can copy and paste from the Server Information section, and after that specify how often the cron job has to run. For that time interval, we provide two choices - a user-friendly one with drop-down navigation where one can select the minutes, hours, days or months, along with a more advanced one that is used with many other web hosting Control Panels in which you are expected to type numbers and asterisks on specific positions that define separate periods of time.