Cron jobs are timetabled tasks, that run on regular time intervals pre-set by the end user and they also execute scripts written in several programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, etcetera. Determined by what actually a cron should do, it may run every single minute, once a week or even annually. There are plenty of practical applications to make use of cron jobs in the everyday management of a site. For example, a backup of the entire website can be generated every day or once per week or an e-mail message with all recent signups for the day may be delivered to a given e-mail. These types of automatic options will make the administration of every site faster and easier. There are no specific file types which are allowed or forbidden, so any script can be executed by using a cron job.

Cron Jobs in Shared Web Hosting

Creating a cron job requires exactly three easy steps when you obtain a shared web hosting package with our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all the web hosting accounts, features an area centered on the crons and when you go there, you should enter the folder path to the script that you want to be executed, the command path to the server files for the selected programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), which you can copy from the Server Information section, and specify how often the cron job needs to run. For the time interval, our company offers two options - a user-friendly one with drop-down menus where one can choose the minutes, hours, days and/or months, as well as a more complex one that's used with various other website hosting Control Panels in which you should type numbers and asterisks on specific positions that define different time periods.