What is a cron job? What ?job? does a cron job usually perform? How can cron jobs make your online experience a lot easier?
Cron jobs are timetabled tasks, that run on regular intervals of time set by the end user and they also execute scripts written in different programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, etc. Depending on what exactly a cron needs to do, it may run every single minute, once a week or maybe each year. There are plenty of useful applications to employ cron jobs in your day-to-day administration of a website. For instance, a backup of the full website can be generated every day or weekly or an e-mail with all of the recent signups for the day can be delivered to a given email address. Such automated options will make the management of every website much easier. There aren't any particular file types that can be allowed / forbidden, so every script can be executed employing a cron job.
Cron Jobs in Hosting
Our intuitive Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will help you to create cron jobs easily. In case you don't have previous knowledge about these kinds of matters, you'll find a really easy-to-use interface where you can plan the execution of your cron, selecting one or several time possibilities - minutes, hours, days, months, or certain days of the week. The only thing that you will have to type in yourself is the specific task to be run, which includes the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts and the path to the actual file that will be executed. More capable users can also take advantage of the Advanced mode of the tool and enter manually the execution time with numbers and asterisks. If you want more crons than your hosting plan allows you to have, you'll be able to upgrade this feature in increments of five with a couple of mouse clicks.