Find out what cron jobs are actually, what they do and how to make use of them to boost your digital life.
Cron jobs are scheduled tasks, which are executed on regular intervals of time set by the end user and they execute scripts coded in various programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, and so on. In accordance with what exactly a cron should do, it can run every minute, weekly or maybe annually. There are a lot of practical applications to employ cron jobs in your daily administration of a website. For example, a backup copy of the entire site may be generated once per day or maybe once a week or an e-mail with all new signups for the day may be delivered to a particular email address. These types of automated options will make the administration of any site faster and easier. There won't be any precise file types that are allowed / forbidden, so any script can be run by using a cron job.
Cron Jobs in Hosting
Our intuitive Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will allow you to create cron jobs with no trouble. If you don't have previous knowledge about these kinds of matters, you will find an incredibly user-friendly interface where you can plan the execution of the cron, picking one or more time options - minutes, hours, days, months, or specific days of the week. The thing that you will have to type in manually is the actual task to be run, which consists of the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts as well as the path to the particular file that will be executed. Knowledgeable users can also use the Advanced mode of the tool and type in manually the execution time with numbers and asterisks. If you need additional crons than your hosting package enables you to have, you're able to upgrade this feature in increments of five with just a few clicks.