Cron jobs are scheduled tasks, that run on regular intervals of time pre-set by the user and they also execute scripts written in numerous programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, and the like. In accordance with what actually a cron should do, it may run each minute, every week or even once per year. There're plenty of effective applications to employ cron jobs in your day-to-day administration of a site. For example, a backup copy of the full website can be generated daily or once a week or an email message with all recent signups for the day may be delivered to a certain email. This kind of automatic options can make the management of any site faster and easier. There won't be any specific file types which are allowed / forbidden, so any script can be run employing a cron job.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which is featured with all of our cloud plans, will allow you to create cron jobs in a couple of easy steps even if you haven't ever used this function before. As soon as you sign in and go to the Cron Jobs section where you'll be able to assign background tasks, you just have to copy and paste the server access path to Perl, PHP or Python with respect to the script that you'll execute, type the path inside of your account to the specific script file and choose how often your cron job has to be executed. For the latter, you can use the basic mode and choose the days, hours, minutes, etc. using uncomplicated drop-down options, or in case you are more knowledgeable, you can take advantage of the advanced mode and specify the time period with numbers and asterisks i.e. the typical method which you may have employed with other Control Panels.