Find out what cron jobs are, what they do and the ways to make use of them to enhance your digital life.
Cron jobs are scheduled tasks, that are executed on regular intervals of time pre-set by the user and they also execute scripts coded in numerous programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, and so on. Determined by what exactly a cron has to do, it may run each and every minute, every week or even once per year. There are many handy applications to employ cron jobs in your everyday administration of a website. For example, a backup copy of the whole site can be generated once a day or perhaps weekly or an e-mail with all recent signups for the day may be sent to a given email address. This kind of automatic options can make the management of every website faster and easier. There won't be any precise file types that can be allowed or forbidden, so any script can be executed using a cron job.
Cron Jobs in Shared Web Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, that is provided with all our shared web hosting plans
, will allow you to set up cron jobs in a couple of basic steps even when you have not employed this type of function previously. As soon as you sign in and proceed to the Cron Jobs section where you are able to assign background tasks, you just have to copy and paste the server access path to Perl, Python or PHP depending on the script you will run, type the path inside of your account to the actual script file and then choose how often the cron job will be executed. For the aforementioned, you can use the standard mode and pick the days, hours, minutes, etc. via straightforward drop-down navigation, or maybe in case you are more knowledgeable, you can take advantage of the advanced mode and set the time period with numbers and asterisks i.e. the typical method that you might have used with other Control Panels.