Sox and Cron Jobs

Some software that I want to install requires Sox (Sound eXchange, to be installed on the server side. Sox converts audio formats by the way. Is there any chance of getting Sox installed on the server?

I am also in need of installing 2 Cron Jobs and I have no idea how to do that. I briefly looked over some Cron Job tutorial posts on this site and others, and it all sounds like jibberish to me. If there were a specialized tutorial for Dreamhost users to use Putty to Cron Job I could probably figure it out. Is there any way that I could either get a quick tutorial (something better than or have the 2 files placed for me?