Cron jobs are timetabled tasks, that run on regular time intervals set by the end user and they execute scripts developed in different programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, etcetera. Determined by what actually a cron needs to do, it may run every single minute, once a week or maybe once per year. There are plenty of practical applications to make use of cron jobs in your day-to-day management of a website. Such as, a backup copy of the entire site can be generated once per day or once per week or an e-mail with all of the recent signups for the day may be delivered to a specific e-mail. These types of automated options can make the management of any website faster and easier. There are no precise file types that are allowed or forbidden, so any script can be run employing a cron job.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting

Creating a cron job will take you just three quick steps when you obtain a cloud hosting package through our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all of the hosting accounts, has an area focused on the crons and once you go there, you have to enter the folder path to the script that you'd like to be run, the command path to the system files for the selected programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), which you can copy and paste from the Server Information section, and then set how often the cron job should run. For the time interval, our company offers two choices - a user-friendly one with drop-down menus where one can choose the minutes, hours, days or months, along with a more advanced one that is used with different web hosting Control Panels where you should type numbers and asterisks on certain positions that define separate time periods.