CRON makes it possible to schedule tasks, such as automation of periodic updates, sending emails, or execution of programs.
Similar to Windows Task Scheduler, with CRON you can automate your updates and program execution by choosing the date, time and frequency.
CRON helps you do the following:
– schedule automated updates or run scripts
– perform backups of your web-site and your databases
– access streams of information that update your web-site
– check the status of sensitive files to secure a site
– send e-mails with access logs or links to backups