Cron jobs are scheduled tasks, that run on regular intervals of time set by the end user and they execute scripts written in different programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, etcetera. Determined by what actually a cron should do, it can run each minute, every week or maybe once a year. There're plenty of handy applications to make use of cron jobs in your daily administration of a site. Such as, a backup copy of the entire website can be generated daily or perhaps once a week or an e-mail with all of the fresh signups for the day can be sent to a given e-mail. Such automatic options will make the administration of every site much easier. There won't be any particular file types which are allowed / forbidden, so every script can be executed employing a cron job.
Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting
The intuitive Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will allow you to create cron jobs with ease. In case you don't have prior experience with these kinds of things, you'll find a really user-friendly interface where one can plan the execution of your cron, choosing one or several time possibilities - months, days, hours, minutes, or exact weekdays. The sole thing that you have to enter yourself is the precise command to be run, which consists of the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts as well as the path to the particular file that will be executed. More capable customers can also use the Advanced mode of our tool and enter manually the execution period using numbers and asterisks. If you'd like additional crons than your shared hosting package allows you to have, you're able to upgrade this characteristic in batches of five with a couple of mouse clicks.