Cron jobs are scheduled tasks, which run on regular time intervals set by the user and they execute scripts coded in different programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, and the like. In accordance with what exactly a cron should do, it may run each minute, weekly or even each year. There are numerous effective applications to use cron jobs in your everyday management of a site. For instance, a backup copy of the full website can be generated once a day or once a week or an e-mail message with all of the new signups for the day may be sent to a certain email. Such automatic options will make the management of any site much easier. There won't be any specific file types that can be allowed / forbidden, so any script can be executed using a cron job.

Cron Jobs in Shared Website Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, that comes with all of our shared website hosting, will allow you to set up cron jobs in a couple of easy steps even if you have not employed this option before. As soon as you log in and go to the Cron Jobs area where you'll be able to set background tasks, you just have to copy and paste the server access path to PHP, Perl or Python depending on the script you'll execute, type the path within your account to the specific script file and after that select how often your cron job has to be carried out. For the latter, you can use the basic mode and choose the days, hours, minutes, etc. via simple drop-down menus, or maybe if you are more experienced, you can take advantage of the advanced mode and specify the time period with numbers and asterisks i.e. the typical method that you may have used with various other Control Panels.