Cron jobs are scheduled tasks, which run on regular intervals of time pre-set by the user and they execute scripts written in various programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, and so on. Depending on what actually a cron has to do, it may run every single minute, every week or perhaps once a year. There are lots of handy applications to employ cron jobs in the day-to-day administration of a site. For example, a backup copy of the whole site can be generated once per day as well as once a week or an email with all of the new signups for the day can be sent to a particular e-mail. Such automated options will make the management of any site much easier. There are no specific file types which are allowed or forbidden, so every script can be run using a cron job.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting

Setting up a cron job will take you simply 3 quick steps when you obtain a cloud hosting package through our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, that comes with all of the web hosting accounts, features an area focused on the crons and when you get there, you have to enter the folder path to the script that you would like to be run, the command path to the system files for the specified programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), that you can copy and paste from the Server Information section, and then determine how often the cron job has to run. For that time interval, we offer two options - an easy to use one with drop-down navigation where one can pick the minutes, hours, days or months, along with a more advanced one that's used with many other hosting Control Panels where you need to type numbers and asterisks on certain positions that outline different time periods.