Cron jobs are timetabled tasks, that run on regular intervals of time pre-set by the end user and they also execute scripts written in several programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, and so on. In accordance with what exactly a cron has to do, it can run every minute, once a week or maybe once a year. There are plenty of useful applications to employ cron jobs in the day-to-day management of a website. For instance, a backup of the whole site may be generated once a day or perhaps once a week or an e-mail message with all recent signups for the day can be delivered to a given e-mail. This kind of automated options will make the administration of any site faster and easier. There are no particular file types that can be allowed / forbidden, so every script can be run employing a cron job.

Cron Jobs in Website Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, that comes with all the Linux website hosting, allows you to create cron jobs in a couple of simple steps even if you haven't ever used this type of function before. When you log in and go to the Cron Jobs area where you are able to assign background tasks, you just need to copy and paste the server access path to PHP, Perl or Python based on the script that you'll run, type the path in your account to the specific script file and then select how often the cron job will be carried out. For the aforementioned, you'll be able to use the standard mode and pick the minutes, hours, days, etc. using straightforward drop-down menus, or maybe if you are more skilled, you can take advantage of the advanced mode and specify the time period with numbers and asterisks i.e. the usual method which you might have used with other Control Panels.