A WordPress Cron (WP-Cron) facilitates the scheduling of tasks in WordPress. This type of task is referred to as a Cron job. Automated plugin updates are an example of a Cron job.
As Strattic shuts down your WordPress container for security it's important to note that cron jobs only run when your WordPress container is online.
We offer enterprise customers the option to schedule the WordPress container to turn on at specific times of the day so that time-sensitive Crons can run and a site publish can be performed if necessary.
As an example, you may have a job listing page that needs to be updated from an external source at 1 pm and published every day.
We'll be happy to assist you via live chat if you'd like to create one.