Perl is an effective programming language that is commonly used for creating CGI scripts along with a number of web-based apps. Among its major pros is that it works with modules - ready-made batches of program code which are designed to perform multiple tasks and to extend the effectiveness of a given script without clogging it with unnecessary lines of program code. To put it simply, if five jobs should be executed, you are able to employ five lines of program code in order to call each of the modules instead of including hundreds of lines used to set up the actual modules inside your script. Perl is very handy and it may be used for a variety of purposes, so a lot of companies have implemented it in their web products or on their high-traffic sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It's generally used in addition to other programming languages such as PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Hosting

In case you get a hosting through us, you are able to run Perl/CGI scripts without a problem since we have a large number of modules on the cloud platform where all of the shared accounts are created. With each and every plan, you will be provided with access to more than 3000 modules which you are able to use in your scripts and you will find a full list in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel together with the path which you should use in order to get access to them. Should you use any script which you've downloaded from a third-party site, you can rest assured that it will work flawlessly no matter what modules it needs for that. Every .pl script can be executed manually or you will be able to create a cron job to do this automatically at a pre-set time interval. If your web hosting package does not feature cron jobs, you're able to add this attribute with a few clicks within the Upgrades area of your Control Panel.