Cron jobs are timetabled tasks, which run on regular intervals of time set by the user and they also execute scripts written in different programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, and the like. In accordance with what exactly a cron should do, it may run every minute, every week or maybe each year. There are lots of effective applications to make use of cron jobs in the daily management of a site. For example, a backup of the entire website can be generated daily or weekly or an e-mail with all fresh signups for the day may be delivered to a certain email address. Such automatic options will make the administration of any website much easier. There aren't any specific file types that 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 simply three simple steps if you get a shared web hosting
package through us. The Hepsia Control Panel, that comes with all the website hosting accounts, has a section centered on the crons and as soon as you go there, you have to enter the folder path to the script that you want to be executed, the command path to the server files for the specified programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), that you can copy from the Server Information section, and then specify how frequently the cron job should run. For the time interval, our company offers two choices - an easy to use one with drop-down navigation where you can select the minutes, hours, days and/or months, and a more complex one that's used with many other website hosting Control Panels where you are expected to type numbers and asterisks on particular positions that define separate time periods.