Be more familiar with Cron Jobs - what exactly are they, what function do they serve and the way to assign them.
Cron jobs are scheduled tasks, that run on regular intervals of time pre-set by the user and they also execute scripts developed in numerous programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, etcetera. Determined by what exactly a cron has to do, it may run every minute, once a week or perhaps each year. There're many effective applications to employ cron jobs in your everyday administration of a website. Such as, a backup of the entire website can be generated daily or maybe once per week or an e-mail message with all fresh signups for the day may be sent to a certain email. These types of automatic options will make the management of every site faster and easier. There aren't any specific file types which are allowed / forbidden, so any script can be run with a cron job.
Cron Jobs in Web Hosting
The intuitive Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will help you to create cron jobs without difficulty. In case you don't have prior knowledge about these kinds of things, you will find a very intuitive interface where you could plan the execution of your cron, choosing one or several time frame possibilities - minutes, hours, days, months, or particular weekdays. The single thing that you will have to fill in yourself is the precise command to be run, which includes the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts and the path to the actual file that is to be executed. More capable users may also make use of the Advanced mode of our tool and enter manually the execution period with numbers and asterisks. If you want additional crons than your web hosting package allows you to have, you're able to upgrade this attribute in batches of five with just a couple of clicks.