Cron jobs are scheduled tasks, that are executed on regular time intervals pre-set by the end user and they also execute scripts developed in numerous programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, and the like. Determined by what exactly a cron should do, it can run each minute, every week or even annually. There are many practical applications to use cron jobs in the daily management of a site. For instance, a backup of the entire site may be generated once a day or maybe weekly or an email message with all of the new signups for the day may be sent to a given e-mail address. Such automatic options can make the management of any website much easier. There won't be any specific file types which are allowed / forbidden, so any script can be run by using a cron job.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all of the cloud plans, will help you to set up cron jobs in a couple of basic steps even when you have never used this function before. After you log in and visit the Cron Jobs section where you'll be able to create background tasks, you just have to paste the system access path to PHP, Pyton or Perl depending on the script that you will execute, type the path within your account to the actual script file and choose how often the cron job has to be executed. For the aforementioned, you'll be able to use the standard mode and pick the minutes, hours, days, etcetera through simple drop-down menus, or if you are more skilled, you can use the advanced mode and specify the time period with numbers and asterisks i.e. the typical method that you might have used with various other Control Panels.