Cron jobs are scheduled tasks, that run on regular intervals of time pre-set by the end user and they execute scripts developed in different programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, etc. Depending on what actually a cron needs to do, it can run each and every minute, once a week or maybe once per year. There're numerous practical applications to employ cron jobs in your daily administration of a site. Such as, a backup of the full website can be generated once a day as well as once a week or an e-mail message with all of the fresh signups for the day may be delivered to a specific e-mail address. These types of automatic options can make the administration of every site much easier. There won't be any particular file types which are allowed or forbidden, so any script can be run employing a cron job.
Cron Jobs in Shared Website Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with all the shared website hosting, will allow you to create cron jobs in a couple of basic steps even when you haven't ever employed this function before. Once you sign in and navigate to the Cron Jobs area where you can set background tasks, you just need to copy and paste the system access path to PHP, Perl or Python based on the script you'll run, type the path in your account for the specific script file and after that choose how often the cron job has to be carried out. For the aforementioned, you can use the basic mode and pick the days, hours, minutes, etcetera through simple drop-down options, or in case you are more knowledgeable, you'll be able to use the advanced mode and set the time interval with numbers and asterisks i.e. the usual method which you may have used with various other Control Panels.