The web2py scheduler is a way to process asynchronous jobs from web2py. You can run it in a paid account without problems on PythonAnywhere; it's a bit less useful in a free account.
In a paid account¶
The way to get it running on PythonAnywhere in a paid account is to use an Always-on task.
Just create one on the "Tasks" page, with the following command:
cd ~; python web2py/web2py.py -K my_web2py_app_name
You should replace
my_web2py_app_name with the actual app name, and if you've
installed Web2py in a directory different to
web2py in your home directory,
you'll need to change that too.
In a free account¶
Unfortunately there's no good way to make it work in a free account, because you don't have access to always-on tasks. However, if the things you are trying to schedule happen at roughly the same time each day, you can create a scheduled task that will run just before that time, and use the same command as in the example above.