Cron jobs are scheduled tasks, that run on regular time intervals pre-set by the user and they execute scripts coded in various programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, and the like. Depending on what exactly a cron has to do, it may run each and every minute, every week or even annually. There are lots of handy applications to make use of cron jobs in the everyday management of a website. For example, a backup copy of the entire site may be generated once per day or maybe weekly or an e-mail message with all of the new signups for the day may be delivered to a particular email. These types of automatic options can make the administration of every website much easier. There are no specific file types that are allowed / forbidden, so every script can be executed employing a cron job.
Cron Jobs in Shared Website Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with all the Linux shared website hosting, will help you to create cron jobs in a few simple steps even when you haven't ever employed this type of function previously. When you log in and visit the Cron Jobs area where you're able to assign background tasks, you just need to copy and paste the system access path to PHP, Perl or Python depending on the script you'll execute, type the path within your account to the specific script file and then choose how often your cron job will be carried out. For the aforementioned, you'll be able to use the standard mode and pick the minutes, hours, days, etcetera via uncomplicated drop-down options, or maybe in case you are more experienced, you can use the advanced mode and set the time period with numbers and asterisks i.e. the typical method that you may have employed with different Control Panels.