Need a host that allows periodic background tasks and loads of emails
I need a host that allows a periodic background task, possibly a cron job, to pull RSS feeds from several sites. Also need to be allowed to send emails automatically, possibly a few dozen a day at first, likely going up to some hundred later. I don't need much storage (maybe half a GB) or any fancy extras, as long it runs Ruby on Rails I'm fine.
Of course, as cheap as possible, looking at maybe <10$/month for the beginning. If that's impossible, what's the best offer out there?
Any good recommendations?