Perl is an effective programming language that is widely used for making CGI scripts along with a number of web-based apps. Among its main advantages is the fact that it supports modules - ready-made batches of code which are employed to do multiple tasks and to increase the effectiveness of a given script without clogging it with unnecessary lines of program code. This means that, if five processess need to be executed, you'll be able to use five lines of program code to call each one of the modules instead of including hundreds of lines used to set up the actual modules inside your script. Perl is really practical and it can be used for multiple purposes, that's why a number of corporations have included it in their web products or on their resource-demanding websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It's generally used in addition to other languages such as PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Website Hosting

Provided you get a website hosting from us, you are able to run Perl/CGI scripts without any problems because we have a lot of modules on the cloud platform where the shared accounts are created. With each and every plan, you will be provided with access to more than 3000 modules which you'll be able to employ in your scripts and you'll find a full list in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel together with the path that you have to use in order to gain access to them. In case you use any kind of script which you've downloaded from a third-party website, you can rest assured that it will run flawlessly no matter what modules it needs for that. Any .pl script can be executed manually or you can set up a cron job to do this automatically at a pre-set time interval. If your web hosting package doesn't include cron jobs, you're able to include this feature with a couple of clicks in the Upgrades area of the Control Panel.