Perl is an efficient programming language that's frequently used for generating CGI scripts and also a number of web-based apps. One of its main advantages is that it supports modules - ready-made batches of program code that are employed to perform various tasks and to increase the efficiency of a certain script without clogging it with unneeded lines of program code. To put it simply, if five tasks should be executed, you're able to employ five lines of code in order to call each of the modules rather than including a few hundred lines used to generate the actual modules within your script. Perl is very convenient and it may be used for various purposes, so a number of companies have included it in their web products or on their high-traffic sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It's often used with other programming languages like PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Shared Website Hosting

If you get a shared website hosting from our company, you'll be able to run Perl/CGI scripts without a problem as we have plenty of modules present on the cloud platform where all of the shared accounts are generated. With each plan, you'll get access to more than 3000 modules that you can use in your scripts and you can find a full list in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel along with the path that you have to use so as to be able to access them. When you use any kind of script that you've downloaded from some third-party site, you can rest assured that it will run properly whatever the modules it needs for that. Any kind of .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 web hosting package does not include cron jobs, you are able to add this feature with just a few clicks within the Upgrades area of your Control Panel.