Perl is an efficient programming language which is commonly used for setting up CGI scripts and also various web-based applications. One of its key pros is that it works with modules - ready-made batches of code that are used to execute a variety of tasks and to extend the efficiency of a certain script without slowing it with unneeded lines of code. This means that, when five tasks should be performed, you are able to use five lines of program code in order to call each one of the modules instead of including a couple of hundred lines used to set up the actual modules in your script. Perl is very convenient and it can be used for a variety of purposes, so a lot of companies have included it in their web products or on their high-traffic websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It's often used in addition to other programming languages like PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting
You're able to use CGI scripts and applications created in Perl with all our Linux shared hosting as we have a rich library of over 3000 modules installed on our custom cloud hosting platform so as to make sure that all the dependencies for a custom or a ready-made script are there whenever you need them. You're able to execute a .pl file in two ways - either manually via your site, or automatically by using a cron job which will run a certain file regularly. If the plan which you've bought does not come with cron jobs included, you will be able to include as many as you want through the Upgrades menu inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. In addition, you need to make sure that the script file has the right executable permissions. Using our shared packages, you'll be able to create a site with as many functions and features as you like.