Cron jobs are timetabled tasks, which run on regular intervals of time set by the end user and they execute scripts developed in various programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, and the like. Determined by what actually a cron should do, it can run every single minute, once a week or even each year. There're plenty of useful applications to make use of cron jobs in your day-to-day administration of a site. For example, a backup of the entire website can be generated daily or maybe once a week or an email with all recent signups for the day can be sent to a certain email. This kind of automatic options will make the administration of every website much easier. There aren't any particular file types that are allowed or forbidden, so any script can be run employing a cron job.
Cron Jobs in Hosting
The easy to use Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will allow you to create cron jobs in no time. In case you don't have previous knowledge of such matters, you'll find a really easy-to-use interface where you could plan the execution of the cron, selecting one or more time frame options - minutes, hours, days, months, or exact weekdays. The thing you will have to fill yourself is the specific command to be run, which consists of the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts as well as the path to the particular file that is to be executed. Knowledgeable customers can also use the Advanced mode of the instrument and type in by hand the execution period using numbers and asterisks. If you want more crons than your hosting package enables you to have, you can upgrade this feature in increments of five with a couple of clicks.