Perl is a well-liked scripting language that's considered to be one of the most useful languages on the Internet. It's feature-rich and it is used to generate a variety of web-based apps and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the other languages on the internet is its compatibility with modules - sets of commands for a certain process that can be included in a script by simply calling them which means that you'll be able to write a single line inside your script to get an entire module executed, rather than having the whole program code which is already included in the module anyway. Because Perl is compatible with a lot of other languages and it provides a lot of functions depending on what a specific app can do, it's used by many famous companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and so on.

Perl Scripting in Web Hosting

You are able to use CGI scripts and apps written in Perl with all our Linux web hosting packages as we have a rich library more than 3000 modules on our custom-made cloud hosting platform so as to ensure that all the dependencies for a custom or a ready-made script will be there when you need them. You're able to run a .pl file in two ways - either manually from your website, or automatically by using a cron job that will run a certain file regularly. If the package that you've selected does not come with cron jobs included, you'll be able to add as many as you need through the Upgrades menu inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. In addition, you need to ensure that the script file has the right executable permissions. With our shared plans, you can create a site with as many functions and features as you'd like.