Perl is an efficient programming language which is commonly used for making CGI scripts along with various web-based applications. Among its main advantages is the fact that it works with modules - ready-made batches of program code which are designed to perform numerous tasks and to extend the efficiency of a certain script without slowing it with unneeded lines of code. To put it simply, in the event that five processess have to be executed, you can use five lines of program code to call each one of the modules instead of adding a large number of lines used to set up the actual modules in your script. Perl is really handy and it can be used for many different purposes, so a wide range of companies have included it in their web products or on their high-traffic sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It is commonly used with other languages for example PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Web Hosting

Provided you obtain a Linux web hosting through us, you will be able to run Perl/CGI scripts without any problems as we have a lot of modules present on the cloud hosting platform where all the shared accounts are set up. With each package, you will be given access to over 3000 modules that you will be able to use in your scripts and you can find the whole list in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel together with the path which you have to use so as to get access to them. When you use any kind of script that you have downloaded from a third-party website, you can rest assured that it'll function properly whatever the 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 certain time interval. If your hosting plan doesn't feature cron jobs, you will be able to include this feature with just a couple of clicks in the Upgrades area of the Control Panel.