Perl is a widespread scripting language that's considered to be one of the most useful programming languages on the Internet. It's feature-rich and it is used to set up a variety of web-based applications and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the other languages on the internet is the compatibility with modules - sets of commands for a specific task which can be included in a script by simply calling them i.e. you are able to write just a single line inside your script to have an entire module executed, instead of having the entire code that's already included in the module anyway. Since Perl can be used with many other programming languages and it comes with a lot of functions based on what a given application can do, it is employed by lots of popular companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and so on.

Perl Scripting in Website Hosting

If you buy a website hosting plan through our company, you are able to execute Perl/CGI scripts without any problems as we have a large number of modules installed on the cloud platform where all of the shared accounts are set up. With each and every package, you'll be provided with access to over 3000 modules which you're able to employ in your scripts and you'll find the entire list in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel along with the path that you have to use so as to get access to them. When you use any kind of script which you have downloaded from some third-party website, you can rest assured that it will work flawlessly regardless of what modules it requires for that. Every .pl script can be executed manually or you can set up a cron job to do this automatically at a given time interval. If your web hosting package does not include cron jobs, you're able to include this attribute with just a couple of clicks in the Upgrades area of the Control Panel.