Webhosting Terms and Definitions
cron & crontab:
cron is a Unix command for scheduling one or more commands (collectively called a cron script or cron job) to be automatically executed on the computer at a specified time(s), usually periodically, such as emailing daily reports. Cron is a daemon process, which means it runs continuously in the background, waiting to run a specified operation at predefined times or when specific events occur. crontab is a Unix command that creates or modifies a file (called a crontab file) that contains a cron table (cron tab) or list of Unix shell commands, each having a specified time of execution by the operating system.
Here is a list of free web hosting sites allowing cron jobs.
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