Cron jobs are timetabled tasks, which run on regular time intervals set by the user and they also execute scripts written in several programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, etc. Depending on what exactly a cron should do, it may run every minute, every week or even once a year. There're a lot of useful applications to make use of cron jobs in your everyday administration of a website. For instance, a backup copy of the entire website may be generated every day or once a week or an e-mail message with all new signups for the day may be sent to a given email. This kind of automatic options will make the administration of every website much easier. There aren't any precise file types which are allowed / forbidden, so any script can be run with a cron job.
Cron Jobs in Shared Web Hosting
If you get any of our shared web hosting plans, you can set up cron jobs with a couple of clicks through your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have never done that before. Hepsia is really user-friendly, so rather than writing numbers and asterisks on specific places, which is the usual way to assign a cron job, you can choose the minutes, hours or days a script should be executed using quick drop-down navigation. This is done in your Cron Jobs area of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can always use the first method as well, in case you are experienced enough and you prefer it. In either case, you will also need to enter the path to the script which will be executed and the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files in your account. The latter is available in the Control Panel and you are able to copy/paste it, still if you experience any kind of difficulties, you can contact your support team.