Cron Jobs and GoDaddy

I use GoDaddy Wordpress hosting, for my sins. GoDaddy purposely breaks the cron job on Wordpress sites because apparently it is good for them, but this means Matomo analytics doesn’t work on my site.

With Wordpress managed hosting I have no access to a cpanel and therefore cannot set up cron jobs from the backend to work around the inbuilt cron job in Wordpress. I have tried several plugins that are supposed to fix missed cron jobs and so on. None of them work.

I think the solution is abandon GoDaddy like the plague ship it is, but if anybody has a workaround for a mildly techie person (for some of you that means I’m a caveman) that works with the GoDaddy managed wordpress I would love to hear it.