Perl is a powerful programming language that's commonly used for creating CGI scripts as well as various web-based apps. One of its major advantages is that it supports modules - ready-made batches of program code that are used to do various tasks and to extend the effectiveness of a given script without clogging it with unnecessary lines of program code. This means that, in the event that five tasks need to be performed, you're able to employ five lines of program code in order to call each of the modules rather than adding a large number of lines used to create the actual modules inside your script. Perl is very practical and it can be used for many different purposes, that's why many corporations have included it in their web products or on their resource-demanding websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It's generally used along with other programming languages such as PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Web Hosting

You're able to use CGI scripts and applications created in Perl with all our web hosting plans as we have a rich library of over 3000 modules installed on our tailor-made cloud hosting platform so as to ensure that all the dependencies for a custom or a ready-made script will be there every time you need them. You will be able to execute a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually via your site, or automatically through a cron job that will run a particular file regularly. In the event that the package that you've acquired doesn't come with cron jobs included, you'll be able to include as many as you want through the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. In addition, you need to make sure that the script file features the needed executable permissions. With our shared packages, you will be able to build a site with as many functions and features as you'd like.