Cron jobs are scheduled tasks, which are executed on regular time intervals pre-set by the end user and they execute scripts coded in several programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, etc. Determined by what actually a cron should do, it can run every single minute, weekly or perhaps once a year. There're lots of practical applications to make use of cron jobs in the day-to-day management of a site. For example, a backup copy of the whole site can be generated daily or perhaps once a week or an email message with all new signups for the day can be delivered to a particular email. This kind of automatic options can make the administration of any site faster and easier. There are no particular file types that are allowed or forbidden, so every script can be run by using a cron job.

Cron Jobs in Shared Web Hosting

Setting up a cron job will take you exactly three simple steps when you get a shared web hosting package with us. The Hepsia Control Panel, that comes with all of the hosting accounts, features an area focused on the crons and when you get there, you need to enter the folder path to the script that you would like to be executed, the command path to the server files for the specified programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), which you can copy from the Server Information section, and then set how frequently the cron job should run. For that time interval, we provide two choices - an easy to use one with drop-down menus where one can select the minutes, hours, days and/or months, as well as a more advanced one that is used with many other website hosting Control Panels where you have to type numbers and asterisks on certain positions that outline different periods of time.