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Programmers often need to run some recurring process automatically at fixed intervals or at specific times. A common solution for this problem is to use a cron job. When you have full access to your own server, configuring cron jobs is quite straightforward. Some services, such as Render, provide a way for you to do this. In this article, we’ll walk through a sample mini-project that shows how to easily set up and deploy a cron job on Render.