Cron jobs are scheduled tasks, which are executed on regular intervals of time set by the end user and they also execute scripts written in numerous programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, and the like. Depending on what actually a cron needs to do, it may run every minute, once a week or maybe once per year. There are numerous practical applications to make use of cron jobs in the day-to-day management of a website. Such as, a backup of the entire website may be generated once per day or maybe weekly or an e-mail message with all fresh signups for the day can be sent to a particular e-mail address. This kind of automated options will make the management of any website faster and easier. There are no specific file types which are allowed or forbidden, so every script can be executed using a cron job.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Web Hosting

If you get any of our cloud web hosting plans, you're able to set up cron jobs with just a few mouse clicks using your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have never done that previously. Hepsia is very easy to use, so instead of writing numbers and asterisks on particular places, which is the common way to create a cron job, you will be able to select the days, hours or minutes some script should be executed using very simple drop-down menus. This is done from the Cron Jobs area of the Control Panel and, of course, you can always use the first method as well, if you are knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In either case, you will also need to enter the path to the script which will be executed along with the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files inside your account. The aforementioned can be found in the Control Panel and you're able to copy/paste it, still if you experience any issues, you can get in touch with your technical support team.