Cron jobs are timetabled tasks, which are executed on regular time intervals pre-set by the end user and they also execute scripts developed in several programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, and the like. Depending on what actually a cron has to do, it may run every minute, weekly or perhaps once a year. There are many practical applications to make use of cron jobs in your everyday management of a site. For example, a backup of the entire website may be generated daily or maybe once per week or an email with all fresh signups for the day may be sent to a certain e-mail address. This kind of automatic options can make the management of every website much easier. There won't be any particular file types which are allowed or forbidden, so any script can be executed employing a cron job.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Web Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which is featured with all of the Linux cloud web hosting services, allows you to create cron jobs in a few simple steps even when you haven't ever employed this type of feature before. After you sign in and proceed to the Cron Jobs section where you are able to create background tasks, you just need to paste the system access path to PHP, Perl or Python based on the script that you will execute, type the path within your account for the actual script file and after that choose how often the cron job will be carried out. For the latter, you can use the standard mode and choose the minutes, hours, days, etc. through uncomplicated drop-down navigation, or maybe if you are more experienced, you'll be able to use the advanced mode and set the time interval with numbers and asterisks i.e. the typical method which you may have employed with different Control Panels.