Cron jobs are timetabled tasks, which run on regular time intervals pre-set by the end user and they execute scripts developed in several programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, etc. Determined by what actually a cron should do, it may run every single minute, weekly or even once per year. There are lots of practical applications to make use of cron jobs in your everyday administration of a website. Such as, a backup of the whole website may be generated daily or maybe weekly or an e-mail with all of the new signups for the day may be sent to a certain e-mail address. This kind of automatic options will make the management of every website much easier. There aren't any particular file types which are allowed / forbidden, so any script can be executed using a cron job.
Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all of our shared hosting, will help you to set up cron jobs in several easy steps even if you haven't ever used this function previously. After you log in and navigate to the Cron Jobs area where you can assign background tasks, you just have to paste the server access path to PHP, Pyton or Perl with respect to the script that you will execute, type the path inside of your account to the actual script file and select how often your cron job will be carried out. For the latter, you can use the basic mode and choose the minutes, hours, days, etcetera via straightforward drop-down options, or in case you are more experienced, you can take full advantage of the advanced mode and set the time interval with numbers and asterisks i.e. the standard method which you may have employed with various other Control Panels.