Perl is an efficient programming language which is widely used for generating CGI scripts as well as a variety of web-based apps. Among its main pros is the fact that it works with modules - ready-made batches of program code which are employed to execute a variety of tasks and to enhance the performance of a given script without slowing it with unneeded lines of program code. This means that, in the event that five tasks should be performed, you are able to use five lines of program code in order to call each of the modules instead of including a large number of lines used to create the actual modules in your script. Perl is very useful and it can be used for many different purposes, so many companies have integrated it in their web products or on their resource-demanding websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It's commonly used in addition to other programming languages for instance PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting

You can use CGI scripts and apps created in Perl with all of our Linux shared hosting because we have a rich library more than 3000 modules present on our tailor-made cloud hosting platform so as to make sure that all of the dependencies for a custom-made or a ready-made script are there whenever you need them. You can run a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually from your website, or automatically by using a cron job which will run a specific file regularly. In the event that the package which you've purchased doesn't come with cron jobs included, you are able to include as many as you would like from the Upgrades menu within your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. Also, you have to make sure that the script file has the needed executable permissions. When you use our shared packages, you can create a site with as many functions and features as you would like.