My SaaS application required a nightly cron job to run, analyze a database, send out e-mails and do some database maintenance work. This job cannot be triggered by user action.
Almost every 'cloud' hosting solution balks at this to the point where they tell me "we cannot do this".
- Is this feature so exotic that cloud hosting providers simply don't care about?
- Am I using the wrong lingo here? should I use another concept?
- Do I have to go with dedicated hosting where i have "root access" as the only solution to this?