Perl is an effective programming language which is commonly used for setting up CGI scripts as well as different web-based apps. Among its main advantages is the fact that it supports modules - ready-made batches of code which are used to do numerous tasks and to increase the effectiveness of a certain script without clogging it with unnecessary lines of program code. In other words, if five tasks need to be performed, you can use five lines of code in order to call each one of the modules instead of adding hundreds of lines used to generate the actual modules within your script. Perl is really convenient and it may be used for a variety of purposes, so many companies have integrated it in their web products or on their resource-demanding websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It's ordinarily used along with other languages such as PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Shared Web Hosting

If you acquire a Linux shared web hosting from our company, you will be able to run Perl/CGI scripts without a problem as we have a large number of modules on the cloud hosting platform where the shared accounts are generated. With each and every package, you will be given access to over 3000 modules which you'll be able to use in your scripts and you can find the full list in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel along with the path which you need to use to access them. Should you use any script that you have downloaded from a third-party website, you can be sure that it will run properly whatever the modules it needs for that. Any .pl script can be executed manually or you'll be able to create a cron job to do this automatically at a given time interval. In case your website hosting package does not feature cron jobs, you will be able to add this feature with just a couple of clicks in the Upgrades area of the Control Panel.