Cron jobs are scheduled tasks, that are executed on regular time intervals pre-set by the user and they also execute scripts coded in different programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, etcetera. Depending on what exactly a cron needs to do, it can run each minute, weekly or maybe each year. There are lots of handy applications to make use of cron jobs in the daily management of a site. For example, a backup of the whole website may be generated daily as well as weekly or an email with all of the new signups for the day may be delivered to a particular e-mail. This kind of automatic options can make the administration of every website much easier. There are no specific file types which are allowed or forbidden, so every script can be run using a cron job.

Cron Jobs in Shared Web Hosting

Creating a cron job requires precisely three simple steps when you get a shared web hosting package through us. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all the website hosting accounts, features a section centered on the crons and when you go there, you have to type the folder path to the script which you want to be run, the command path to the system files for the particular programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), that you can copy from the Server Information section, and after that determine how often the cron job needs to run. For the time interval, we offer two options - a user-friendly one with drop-down menus where one can pick the minutes, hours, days and/or months, as well as a more complex one that is used with many other website hosting Control Panels in which you are expected to type numbers and asterisks on specific positions that outline different periods of time.