Cron jobs are scheduled tasks, that run on regular time intervals pre-set by the user and they also execute scripts coded in different programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, etc. Determined by what exactly a cron has to do, it can run each and every minute, once a week or maybe annually. There are numerous useful applications to employ cron jobs in the day-to-day management of a website. For example, a backup copy of the full website may be generated once per day or maybe once per week or an email with all of the new signups for the day may be delivered to a particular e-mail. These types of automatic options can make the management of any site faster and easier. There aren't any specific file types that are allowed / forbidden, so every script can be run using a cron job.
Cron Jobs in Hosting
If you get any of our hosting plans, you're able to set up cron jobs with a couple of mouse clicks through your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have not done that before. Hepsia is quite user-friendly, so rather than entering numbers and asterisks on particular positions, which is the typical technique to set up a cron job, you can select the minutes, hours or days some script needs to be executed using quick drop-down navigation. This is done from the Cron Jobs area of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can always use the first method too, in case you're knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you'll have to enter the path to the script that will be executed as well as the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files in your account. The latter can be found in the Control Panel and you can copy/paste it, still if you experience any kind of issues, you can always get in touch with your technical support team.