Cron jobs are timetabled tasks, which run on regular time intervals pre-set by the user and they execute scripts written in different programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, and the like. Depending on what actually a cron needs to do, it can run each minute, weekly or even once a year. There are numerous effective applications to use cron jobs in the day-to-day administration of a site. Such as, a backup copy of the full website can be generated every day or maybe once per week or an e-mail message with all new signups for the day may be sent to a certain email address. This kind of automated options can make the management of every site faster and easier. There are no precise file types that can be allowed or forbidden, so every script can be executed by using a cron job.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Web Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with all our Linux cloud web hosting, allows you to create cron jobs in a couple of basic steps even if you have not employed this type of option previously. As soon as you sign in and navigate to the Cron Jobs section where you're able to create background tasks, you just need to paste the system access path to PHP, Perl or Python based on the script you'll execute, type the path in your account to the actual script file and select how often your cron job has to be executed. For the aforementioned, you can use the basic mode and choose the days, hours, minutes, etcetera using simple drop-down options, or maybe if you are more skilled, you can use the advanced mode and set the time interval with numbers and asterisks i.e. the standard method that you may have used with different Control Panels.