Perl is a widely used scripting language which is considered to be one of the most useful languages on the web. 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 alternative languages on the market is its compatibility with modules - groups of commands for a specific process which can be included in a script by simply calling them i.e. you're able to write a single line within your script to get a whole module executed, instead of having the whole code which is already included in the module anyway. As Perl is compatible with various other languages and it provides a lot of options based on what a specific application can do, it is used by lots of famous companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and so on.

Perl Scripting in Website Hosting

In case you purchase a Linux website hosting package through our company, you can run Perl/CGI scripts without a problem because we have plenty of modules on the cloud hosting platform where the shared accounts are set up. With each and every plan, you will get access to more than 3000 modules that you'll be able to use in your scripts and you'll find the entire list in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel along with the path that you should use to access them. In case you use any kind of script which you have downloaded from a third-party site, you can be sure that it'll run properly whatever the modules it requires for that. Any .pl script can be executed manually or you can set up a cron job to do this automatically at a certain time interval. In case your web hosting plan does not include cron jobs, you are able to include this feature with just a couple of clicks inside the Upgrades area of your Control Panel.