What is a cron job? What ?job? does a cron job generally perform? How could cron jobs make your web experience easier?
Cron jobs are timetabled tasks, that run on regular time intervals set by the end user and they also execute scripts developed in various programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, etcetera. Determined by what actually a cron should do, it may run every single minute, once a week or even once per year. There're plenty of handy applications to employ cron jobs in the daily management of a site. For instance, a backup copy of the whole website can be generated once per day or once per week or an email with all of the fresh signups for the day can be sent to a certain email. These types of automated options can make the administration of any website faster and easier. There won't be any specific file types that are allowed / forbidden, so any script can be run with a cron job.
Cron Jobs in Shared Web Hosting
Creating a cron job requires just three quick steps when you obtain a shared web hosting plan with our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all of the website hosting accounts, has a section dedicated to the crons and as soon as you go there, you should type the folder path to the script that you would like to be run, the command path to the server files for the selected programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), that you can copy from the Server Information section, and set how often the cron job should run. For the time interval, we offer two options - an easy to use one with drop-down menus where you can pick the minutes, hours, days or months, as well as a more complex one that is used with other web hosting Control Panels where you should type numbers and asterisks on particular positions that define different time periods.