Cron jobs are scheduled tasks, that run on regular time intervals pre-set by the end user and they also execute scripts coded in different programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, and so on. Depending on what exactly a cron needs to do, it may run every single minute, every week or maybe each year. There're lots of effective applications to make use of cron jobs in the everyday administration of a site. For example, a backup copy of the whole site can be generated every day or once a week or an e-mail message with all of the recent signups for the day may be sent to a given e-mail. These types of automated options can make the administration of every website much easier. There won't be any specific file types that can be allowed / forbidden, so any script can be executed with a cron job.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Website Hosting
The user-friendly Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will allow you to set up cron jobs easily. If you don't have previous experience with such matters, you'll find a very easy-to-use interface where one can plan the execution of your cron, selecting one or more time frame options - months, days, hours, minutes, or certain days of the week. The one thing you will have to type in yourself is the actual task to be run, which consists of the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts and the path to the actual file that is to be executed. More experienced users can also take advantage of the Advanced mode of our tool and type in by hand the execution time period using numbers and asterisks. If you want additional crons than your cloud website hosting plan lets you have, you'll be able to upgrade this feature in increments of five with only a couple of mouse clicks.