What's a cron job? What ?job? does a cron job commonly perform? How can cron jobs make your web experience much easier?
Cron jobs are timetabled tasks, that run on regular time intervals pre-set by the user and they execute scripts written in various programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, etc. Depending on what exactly a cron should do, it may run every minute, weekly or maybe once per year. There are numerous effective applications to make use of cron jobs in your day-to-day administration of a site. Such as, a backup of the whole site can be generated every day as well as once per week or an e-mail message with all fresh signups for the day can be sent to a certain email address. This kind of automated options will make the administration of any site much easier. There won't be any specific file types which are allowed / forbidden, so any script can be executed using a cron job.
Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, that comes with all our Linux shared hosting, allows you to set up cron jobs in a few easy steps even if you have not employed this option previously. When you log in and proceed to the Cron Jobs area where you are able to create background tasks, you just have to paste the server access path to PHP, Pyton or Perl based on the script you'll run, type the path within your account to the actual script file and then select how often your cron job has to be executed. For the aforementioned, you can use the basic mode and choose the minutes, hours, days, etcetera using straightforward drop-down menus, or maybe if you are more skilled, you can take full advantage of the advanced mode and set the time interval with numbers and asterisks i.e. the usual method that you might have used with other Control Panels.