This post will be useful for beginners, but I think that experienced users will also find out something new. If you’ve never heard about crontab and your hosting service provider doesn’t let you to use cron jobs, then this article is for you.
Let me tell some words about the service I’ve discovered. It’s name is Webcron and it has already 30K+ members. It allows you to launch any script installed on your webserver or shared hosting account at any time. It is a web-based implementation of the Crontab under Unix/Linux and the Task Scheduler under Windows.
If you own a dedicated or run a site on a paid hosting, you should already have cron jobs installed. This service will help you if your site is located on a free hosting and you’re not allowed to execute cron jobs.
You can try this online cron service: http://www.setcronjob.com