Cron jobs are timetabled tasks, that run on regular intervals of time pre-set by the user and they execute scripts written in different programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, and so on. Determined by what exactly a cron should do, it may run every single minute, once a week or perhaps once per year. There are lots of handy applications to use cron jobs in your daily management of a website. For instance, a backup of the full site may be generated once per day or once a week or an e-mail with all of the new signups for the day may be delivered to a particular e-mail address. These types of automated options will make the management of every site faster and easier. There aren't any particular file types which are allowed / forbidden, so every script can be executed with a cron job.
Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting
Setting up a cron job will take you exactly 3 quick steps when you obtain a shared hosting plan through us. The Hepsia Control Panel, that comes with all of the web hosting accounts, has an area centered on the crons and when you go there, you should enter the folder path to the script which you want to be executed, the command path to the server files for the particular programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), which you can copy from the Server Information section, and after that determine how frequently the cron job should run. For that time interval, we provide two options - a very intuitive one with drop-down menus where you can pick the minutes, hours, days and/or months, as well as a more advanced one that is used with different hosting Control Panels in which you need to type numbers and asterisks on specific positions that define different time periods.