Discover what cron jobs are, how they work and the way to use them to improve your digital life.
Cron jobs are timetabled tasks, that are executed on regular time intervals pre-set by the end user and they also execute scripts coded in several programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, and the like. In accordance with what exactly a cron needs to do, it may run every minute, weekly or maybe once a year. There are a lot of effective applications to make use of cron jobs in the everyday management of a site. Such as, a backup of the full site can be generated every day or perhaps once a week or an e-mail message with all of the fresh signups for the day can be sent to a specific email. These types of automatic options can make the administration of any website faster and easier. There are no precise file types that are allowed or forbidden, so every script can be run by using a cron job.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting
Setting up a cron job will take you precisely three very simple steps when you obtain a cloud hosting
plan with us. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all the web hosting accounts, features a section dedicated to the crons and as soon as you get there, you should enter the folder path to the script that you'd like to be executed, the command path to the system files for the specified programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), that you can copy and paste from the Server Information section, and set how frequently the cron job has to run. For that time interval, we provide two options - a user-friendly one with drop-down navigation where you can choose the minutes, hours, days or months, along with a more advanced one that's used with various other website hosting Control Panels where you should type numbers and asterisks on specific positions that define separate time periods.