I haven’t installed a lot of WordPress plugin’s. And till recently I had only 3 WordPress Plugins installed.
Well this is changed: I now have more (I’ll stop counting because every time I install a new plugin I’ll have to change the number…): wp-cron is added to that list.
WP-Cron provides a rudimentary support for scheduled exection of actions; a sort of “delayed action” processing for WordPress. It is nowhere near as robust as the actual UNIX cron facility, but should be good enough to “do stuff” on a fairly regular basis
This plugin has a lot of features, but I only use the wp-cron plugin.
And the reason is backup:
Now, without thinking about it, my database is send to my gmail-acount on a daily base.