Cron jobs are scheduled tasks, which are executed on regular time intervals pre-set by the end user and they execute scripts coded in several programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, and so on. Determined by what actually a cron should do, it may run every single minute, weekly or perhaps each year. There are a lot of practical applications to employ cron jobs in the daily management of a website. For instance, a backup copy of the entire site can be generated daily as well as once per week or an email message with all new signups for the day can be sent to a given email address. Such automated options will make the management of any website faster and easier. There are no precise file types that are allowed or forbidden, so every script can be run using a cron job.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting
Creating a cron job will take you exactly three very simple steps when you obtain a cloud hosting plan with our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all of the website hosting accounts, features an area dedicated to the crons and once you get there, you have to enter the folder path to the script that you would like to be run, the command path to the system files for the selected programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), which you can copy from the Server Information section, and then set how frequently the cron job has to run. For that time interval, our company offers two options - an easy to use one with drop-down menus where you can pick the minutes, hours, days and/or months, along with a more advanced one that is used with different hosting Control Panels where you are required to type numbers and asterisks on certain positions that outline different time periods.