Cron jobs are timetabled tasks, that run on regular intervals of time set by the user and they also execute scripts coded in several programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, etcetera. In accordance with what exactly a cron should do, it can run each minute, every week or perhaps once per year. There are numerous handy applications to make use of cron jobs in the everyday administration of a site. For instance, a backup of the entire website may be generated every day or perhaps once a week or an email message with all fresh signups for the day may be sent to a specific email address. These types of automated options will make the management of any website faster and easier. There aren't any particular file types that can be allowed / forbidden, so every script can be executed by using a cron job.

Cron Jobs in Shared Web Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all the Linux shared web hosting, will help you to set up cron jobs in a couple of easy steps even when you haven't ever used this feature before. After you sign in and visit the Cron Jobs section where you are able to create background tasks, you just have to copy and paste the server access path to PHP, Pyton or Perl with respect to the script you'll execute, type the path in your account to the specific script file and after that choose how often your cron job has to be executed. For the latter, you can use the standard mode and select the days, hours, minutes, etcetera through simple drop-down navigation, or maybe in case you are more experienced, you can take full advantage of the advanced mode and specify the time interval with numbers and asterisks i.e. the standard method which you might have used with various other Control Panels.