Cron jobs are scheduled tasks, which are executed on regular intervals of time pre-set by the user and they also execute scripts coded in numerous programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, etcetera. Determined by what exactly a cron should do, it may run every minute, weekly or perhaps once a year. There're many handy applications to make use of cron jobs in the everyday administration of a site. For example, a backup copy of the full site may be generated daily or once a week or an email with all recent signups for the day can be sent to a given e-mail address. This kind of automated options will make the management of any site faster and easier. There aren't any precise file types that are allowed / forbidden, so every script can be run employing a cron job.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting
Setting up a cron job will take you simply three easy steps when you acquire a cloud hosting plan from our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all the web hosting accounts, features an area dedicated to the crons and once you go there, you should enter the folder path to the script which you want to be run, the command path to the system files for the specific programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), which you can copy and paste from the Server Information section, and after that determine how frequently the cron job should run. For the time interval, our company offers two choices - a very intuitive one with drop-down menus where one can pick the minutes, hours, days or months, and a more complex one that's used with various other web hosting Control Panels in which you have to type numbers and asterisks on certain positions that outline separate time periods.