Perl is an efficient programming language that's regularly used for generating CGI scripts as well as a number of web-based apps. One of its main pros is the fact that it supports modules - ready-made batches of program code that are used to perform a variety of tasks and to increase the efficiency of a given script without clogging it with unnecessary lines of program code. In other words, when five tasks have to be executed, you are able to employ five lines of code to call each one of the modules rather than adding a large number of lines used to generate the actual modules within your script. Perl is really handy and it can be used for various purposes, that's why a wide range of companies have included it in their web products or on their resource-demanding websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It's generally used along with other languages such as PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Shared Website Hosting

In case you acquire a shared website hosting from us, you will be able to run Perl/CGI scripts without any problems as we have a lot of modules present on the cloud hosting platform where all of the shared accounts are generated. With each plan, you will be provided with 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 along with the path that you have to use in order to access them. When you use any kind of script which you've downloaded from a third-party site, you can rest assured that it'll function perfectly 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 pre-set time interval. In case your website hosting plan does not feature cron jobs, you can include this feature with just a couple of clicks inside the Upgrades section of the Control Panel.