Perl is a widespread scripting language that is considered to be one of the most useful languages in the online world. It's feature-rich and it's used to create multiple web-based applications and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the alternative languages on the internet is its support for modules - groups of commands for a particular task that can be integrated into a script just by calling them which means that you are able to write only one line inside your script to have a whole module executed, rather than having the whole code which is already included in the module anyway. Since Perl is compatible with a lot of other programming languages and it comes with a lot of options depending on what a specific app can do, it's used by a number of popular companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and many others.

Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting

In case you buy a shared plan from our company, you are able to run Perl/CGI scripts without any problems because we have a lot of modules installed on the cloud platform where all of the shared accounts are created. With each package, you will get access to over 3000 modules that you will be able to use in your scripts and you'll find the whole list in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel as well as the path that you need to use to gain access to them. Should you use any kind of script which you've downloaded from a third-party site, you can rest assured that it will function correctly regardless of what modules it requires for that. Every .pl script can be executed manually or you'll be able to create a cron job to do this automatically at a pre-set time interval. In case your hosting package doesn't come with cron jobs, you're able to include this feature with a couple of clicks inside the Upgrades section of your Control Panel.