What is a cron job? What ?job? does a cron job generally perform? How will cron jobs make your web experience quite a bit easier?
Cron jobs are timetabled tasks, which are executed on regular intervals of time pre-set by the user and they execute scripts written in different programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, etc. Depending on what exactly a cron should do, it can run each and every minute, once a week or perhaps once per year. There're many practical applications to make use of cron jobs in your everyday management of a site. For instance, a backup copy of the entire website may be generated every day as well as once per week or an e-mail with all recent signups for the day may be delivered to a certain e-mail. This kind of automatic options can make the administration of any website much easier. There are no precise file types which are allowed / forbidden, so any script can be run by using a cron job.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Web Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, that comes with all of the cloud web hosting plans, will allow you to create cron jobs in a few easy steps even if you have never used this feature previously. When you sign in and navigate to the Cron Jobs section where you can set background tasks, you just have to copy and paste the server access path to PHP, Perl or Python based on the script that you'll run, type the path inside of your account for the specific script file and after that choose how often the cron job will be carried out. For the latter, you can use the standard mode and choose the days, hours, minutes, etcetera using uncomplicated drop-down options, or maybe if you are more skilled, you can take full advantage of the advanced mode and set the time period with numbers and asterisks i.e. the standard method which you may have used with various other Control Panels.