Cron jobs are timetabled tasks, which are executed on regular intervals of time set by the end user and they also execute scripts written in various programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, and the like. Depending on what actually a cron has to do, it can run every minute, weekly or perhaps each year. There are many handy applications to use cron jobs in the everyday administration of a website. For instance, a backup of the entire site can be generated once a day or perhaps once a week or an e-mail with all recent signups for the day can be delivered to a certain email address. Such automated options can make the administration of every site much easier. There are no precise file types that can be allowed or forbidden, so any script can be executed using a cron job.
Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting
The intuitive Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will help you to set up cron jobs easily. If you do not have previous experience with these kinds of things, you'll find a very easy-to-use interface where one can plan the execution of your cron, selecting one or several time frame options - minutes, hours, days, months, or certain weekdays. The sole thing that you will have to enter manually is the specific command to be run, which includes the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts and also the path to the particular file that is to be executed. More skillful customers may also take advantage of the Advanced mode of our instrument and enter by hand the execution time with numbers and asterisks. If you need additional crons than your shared hosting plan enables you to have, you can upgrade this attribute in batches of five with only a couple of mouse clicks.