Perl is an effective programming language that is frequently used for setting up CGI scripts along with many different web-based applications. One of its main pros is the fact that it works with modules - ready-made batches of code which are employed to execute various tasks and to increase the functionality of a certain script without slowing it with unnecessary lines of code. To put it simply, when five jobs need to be performed, you're able to employ five lines of code in order to call each one of the modules rather than including a few hundred lines used to set up the actual modules in your script. Perl is really convenient and it can be used for a variety of purposes, that's why a number of corporations have included it in their web products or on their high-traffic websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It's ordinarily used in addition to other programming languages such as PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Web Hosting

In case you purchase a web hosting plan through us, you can execute Perl/CGI scripts without a problem as we have numerous modules present on the cloud platform where all of the shared accounts are created. With each package, you'll have access to more than 3000 modules that you can use in your scripts and you will find the full list in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel as well as the path that you need to use so as to gain access to them. Should you use any kind of script which you've downloaded from a third-party website, you can be sure that it'll work properly no matter what modules it requires for that. Any kind of .pl script can be executed manually or you can create a cron job to do this automatically at a specific time interval. In case your web hosting package doesn't feature cron jobs, you will be able to add this feature with a few clicks inside the Upgrades area of your Control Panel.