What is a cron job? What ?job? does a cron job generally perform? How will cron jobs make your web experience much easier?
Cron jobs are timetabled tasks, which run on regular time intervals set by the end user and they also execute scripts written in several programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, and the like. Determined by what exactly a cron has to do, it may run each and every minute, weekly or perhaps once a year. There are many effective applications to use cron jobs in the everyday administration of a website. For instance, a backup of the whole site may be generated every day or once a week or an e-mail with all fresh signups for the day may be delivered to a particular e-mail. These types of automated options will make the management of any site much easier. There aren't any specific file types that can be allowed / forbidden, so any script can be run employing a cron job.
Cron Jobs in Hosting
Setting up a cron job will take you simply 3 quick steps when you acquire a hosting plan with our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all the hosting accounts, has a section dedicated to the crons and when you go there, you need to enter the folder path to the script that you want to be executed, the command path to the system files for the specific programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), that you can copy from the Server Information section, and after that set how frequently the cron job needs to run. For the time interval, we offer two choices - a very intuitive one with drop-down navigation where one can select the minutes, hours, days or months, along with a more advanced one that is used with different web hosting Control Panels where you are required to type numbers and asterisks on certain positions that outline different periods of time.