Perl is a powerful programming language that's commonly used for making CGI scripts and various kinds of web-based applications. Among its major pros is that it supports modules - ready-made batches of code which are designed to perform numerous tasks and to extend the functionality of a given script without slowing it with unneeded lines of code. In other words, in the event that five jobs have to be executed, you can use five lines of program code in order to call each of the modules rather than adding hundreds of lines used to set up the actual modules in your script. Perl is very convenient and it can be used for a number of purposes, that's why many corporations have included it in their web products or on their high-traffic sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It's commonly used in addition to other programming languages like PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Website Hosting

You can use CGI scripts and apps written in Perl with all our Linux website hosting because we have a rich library of over 3000 modules present on our custom-made cloud hosting platform to ensure that all of the dependencies for a custom-made or a pre-made script are there when you need them. You are able to execute a .pl file in two ways - either manually through your site, or automatically by using a cron job that will run a certain file on regular intervals. If the package which you have ordered doesn't come with cron jobs included, you can easily add as many as you would like from the Upgrades menu within your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In addition, you need to ensure that the script file has the right executable permissions. Using our shared plans, you're able to create a site with as many functions and features as you'd like.