Become more familiar with Cron Jobs - what exactly are they, what function do they have and how to assign them.
Cron jobs are timetabled tasks, which run on regular intervals of time set by the user and they execute scripts written in different programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, etcetera. In accordance with what exactly a cron has to do, it may run each minute, once a week or perhaps once per year. There are lots of handy applications to make use of cron jobs in the everyday administration of a website. Such as, a backup of the whole website can be generated once per day or weekly or an e-mail with all recent signups for the day may be delivered to a specific email. These types of automated options can make the administration of every website faster and easier. There are no specific file types that can be allowed or forbidden, so any script can be executed by using a cron job.
Cron Jobs in Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all of the Linux hosting plans, will help you to set up cron jobs in a few easy steps even when you haven't ever used this type of feature previously. As soon as you sign in and navigate to the Cron Jobs section where you can create background tasks, you just need to copy and paste the server access path to Perl, PHP or Python depending on the script you'll run, type the path inside of your account to the specific script file and select how often the cron job has to be executed. For the latter, you can use the basic mode and select the minutes, hours, days, etc. through uncomplicated drop-down navigation, or maybe in case you are more skilled, you can take advantage of the advanced mode and set the time period with numbers and asterisks i.e. the typical method which you may have employed with various Control Panels.