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Cron enables users to schedule jobs (commands or shell scripts) to run automatically at specific intervals. You set it and forget it. Cron jobs are becoming more and more common, and allow you to perform very useful scheduling tasks, such as:
In addition to using cron for common tasks, some of the most popular scripts use cron jobs, including WordPress, Drupal, Joomla!, etc.
Unfortunately, FatCow does not support cron jobs. I’m not sure if they don’t support it because of their custom control panel, or because they just don’t offer the feature itself. I searched their control panel, their website, and asked their support team just to be certain, and sure enough, FatCow doesn’t support cron jobs. If you absolutely need to have cron jobs, then FatCow is not for you