Cron jobs are scheduled tasks, which are executed on regular intervals of time set by the end user and they execute scripts coded in different programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, and so on. Depending on what exactly a cron should do, it can run each minute, weekly or maybe each year. There are many useful applications to make use of cron jobs in your day-to-day management of a website. Such as, a backup of the entire website can be generated once a day or weekly or an e-mail with all of the fresh signups for the day can be delivered to a certain e-mail address. Such automatic options will make the management of every website faster and easier. There won't be any particular file types that can be allowed / forbidden, so any script can be run by using a cron job.

Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting

If you get any of our shared hosting plans, you're able to create cron jobs with only a few clicks via your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have never done that before. Hepsia is quite intuitive, so as opposed to entering numbers and asterisks on certain positions, which is the usual method to create a cron job, you can select the minutes, hours or days some script needs to be executed using uncomplicated drop-down menus. This is done in the Cron Jobs section of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can always use the first method too, when you are experienced enough and you prefer it. In either case, you will also have to type in the path to the script that'll be executed as well as the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files inside your account. The last mentioned can be found in the Control Panel and you'll be able to copy/paste it, yet if you experience any kind of issues, you can call your tech support team.