Cron jobs are timetabled tasks, that are executed on regular intervals of time set by the user and they execute scripts coded in various programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, and so on. Depending on what exactly a cron has to do, it may run every minute, every week or perhaps once per year. There are plenty of handy applications to make use of cron jobs in your day-to-day administration of a site. Such as, a backup of the full website can be generated once a day or once per week or an e-mail with all of the new signups for the day may be delivered to a specific e-mail. Such automatic options will make the administration of every site much easier. There won't be any particular file types that are allowed / forbidden, so every script can be executed using a cron job.

Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting

When you get any of our shared hosting plans, you are able to set up cron jobs with a few mouse clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have not done that previously. Hepsia is very easy to use, so rather than typing numbers and asterisks on certain places, which is the usual method to make a cron job, you will be able to choose the days, hours or minutes a given script has to be executed using simple drop-down navigation. The latter is done in the Cron Jobs area of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can always use the first method as well, in case you are skilled enough and you prefer it. In either case, you'll need to type in the path to the script which will be executed as well as the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files within your account. The latter is available in the Control Panel and you'll be able to copy/paste it, but if you encounter any difficulties, you can call your technical support team.