Cron jobs are scheduled tasks, that are executed on regular intervals of time set by the end user and they execute scripts developed in various programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, etcetera. In accordance with what actually a cron has to do, it may run each minute, weekly or perhaps once per year. There are numerous practical applications to employ cron jobs in your everyday administration of a site. For example, a backup of the entire website can be generated daily or once a week or an e-mail with all recent signups for the day can be delivered to a specific e-mail address. This kind of automatic options will make the administration of every site much easier. There are no specific file types which are allowed / forbidden, so every script can be executed by using a cron job.

Cron Jobs in Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, that is included with all of the hosting, will help you to create cron jobs in a few basic steps even if you have not used this feature previously. After you log in and proceed to the Cron Jobs area where you can set background tasks, you just need to paste the system access path to Perl, PHP or Python depending on the script you will run, type the path within your account for the specific script file and after that select how often your cron job has to be carried out. For the aforementioned, you'll be able to use the basic mode and choose the minutes, hours, days, etcetera via straightforward drop-down options, or maybe if you are more knowledgeable, you'll be able to use the advanced mode and set the time period with numbers and asterisks i.e. the standard method which you may have employed with various Control Panels.