Perl is a powerful programming language which is frequently used for creating CGI scripts as well as different web-based apps. Among its key advantages is the fact that it works with modules - ready-made batches of code which are employed to perform numerous tasks and to increase the effectiveness of a given script without clogging it with unneeded lines of program code. This means that, when five tasks have to be performed, you can employ five lines of program code in order to call each one of the modules instead of including hundreds of lines used to set up the actual modules within your script. Perl is very practical and it can be used for multiple purposes, that's why a wide range of companies have included it in their web products or on their high-traffic websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It is generally used in addition to other programming languages for example PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Shared Website Hosting

You are able to use CGI scripts and apps written in Perl with any of our shared website hosting plans as we have a rich library of over 3000 modules present on our tailor-made cloud website hosting platform so as to make sure that all dependencies for a custom-made or a ready-made script are there any time you need them. You are able to execute a .pl file in two ways - either manually via your website, or automatically by using a cron job which will run a particular file on regular intervals. In case the plan which you have selected doesn't come with cron jobs included, you're able to add as many as you would like from the Upgrades menu within your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In addition, you need to make sure that the script file is provided with the proper executable permissions. With our shared packages, you're able to create a site with as many functions and features as you like.