Perl is an excellent programming language which is widely used for generating CGI scripts along with different web-based apps. One of its main advantages is the fact that it supports modules - ready-made batches of program code that are employed to execute numerous tasks and to increase the efficiency of a certain script without clogging it with unneeded lines of program code. To put it simply, when five processess need to be executed, you can use five lines of code to call each of the modules rather than including hundreds of lines used to generate the actual modules within your script. Perl is very useful and it may be used for a number of purposes, so a lot of companies have included it in their web products or on their resource-demanding sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It's commonly used in addition to other languages for example PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Website Hosting

Provided you obtain a Linux website hosting package through our company, you're able to run Perl/CGI scripts without any problems because we have a lot of modules installed on the cloud hosting platform where all of the shared accounts are generated. With each and every package, you will be given access to over 3000 modules that you're able to employ in your scripts and you will find the complete list within your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel as well as the path that you have to use so as to access them. In case you use any kind of script that you've downloaded from a third-party site, you can be sure that it'll work properly no matter what modules it needs for that. Every .pl script can be executed manually or you'll be able to set up a cron job to do this automatically at a certain time interval. If your hosting package doesn't include cron jobs, you will be able to include this attribute with a couple of clicks in the Upgrades section of your Control Panel.