Cron jobs are scheduled tasks, that are executed on regular intervals of time set by the end user and they execute scripts written in different programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, etcetera. In accordance with what exactly a cron should do, it can run each minute, weekly or even once a year. There are many useful applications to use cron jobs in your day-to-day administration of a website. For instance, a backup of the full website can be generated once a day as well as once a week or an e-mail message with all of the fresh signups for the day can be sent to a specific e-mail address. Such automatic options can make the management of every site faster and easier. There aren't any particular file types that can be allowed or forbidden, so every script can be executed employing a cron job.

Cron Jobs in Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, that is provided with all the hosting plans, will allow you to create cron jobs in a couple of basic steps even when you have never used such a feature previously. After you log in and navigate to the Cron Jobs area where you're able to create background tasks, you just need to copy and paste the system access path to PHP, Perl or Python depending on the script you will execute, type the path within your account for the actual script file and select how often the cron job has to be executed. For the latter, you'll be able to use the standard mode and choose the days, hours, minutes, etc. through straightforward drop-down menus, or in case you are more experienced, you can take full advantage of the advanced mode and specify the time interval with numbers and asterisks i.e. the usual method that you may have used with various other Control Panels.