Perl is an excellent programming language that is widely used for setting up CGI scripts along with different web-based apps. One of its major pros is that it works with modules - ready-made batches of code which are used to execute multiple tasks and to extend the functionality of a certain script without clogging it with unnecessary lines of code. In other words, when five jobs need to be executed, you can employ five lines of code in order to call each of the modules instead of including a large number of lines used to create the actual modules within your script. Perl is very handy and it may be used for various purposes, so a lot of companies have implemented it in their web products or on their resource-demanding sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It's ordinarily used with other languages for instance PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Web Hosting

If you purchase a web hosting from our company, you're able to run Perl/CGI scripts without a problem since we have a lot of modules installed on the cloud platform where the shared accounts are generated. With each plan, you will be given access to over 3000 modules which you're able to use in your scripts and you will find the entire list within your Hepsia hosting Control Panel as well as the path which you should use so as to get access to them. Should you use any kind of script that you have downloaded from some third-party site, you can rest assured that it'll run flawlessly regardless of what modules it needs for that. Every .pl script can be executed manually or you can create a cron job to do this automatically at a certain time interval. If your website hosting package doesn't come with cron jobs, you're able to include this attribute with just a couple of clicks in the Upgrades section of your Control Panel.