Perl is an efficient programming language that is frequently used for creating CGI scripts and also various web-based apps. Among its main advantages is the fact that it works with modules - ready-made batches of code which are used to perform multiple tasks and to extend the effectiveness of a given script without slowing it with unneeded lines of program code. To put it simply, if five jobs should be performed, you can use five lines of program code to call each one of the modules instead of including hundreds of lines used to create the actual modules within your script. Perl is very convenient and it can be used for a number of purposes, that's why many corporations have integrated it in their web products or on their high-traffic sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It is generally used in addition to other languages for instance PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Shared Web Hosting

You're able to use CGI scripts and applications created in Perl with all our shared web hosting because we have a rich library of over 3000 modules present on our tailor-made cloud website hosting platform so as to make sure 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 run a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually via your website, or automatically via a cron job that will run a specific file regularly. If the plan which you've selected does not come with cron jobs included, you're able to include as many as you would like from the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. You also need to ensure that the script file has the right executable permissions. Using our shared packages, you'll be able to create a website with as many functions and features as you would like.