Perl is an effective programming language that's regularly used for creating CGI scripts and many different web-based applications. Among its key pros is that it supports modules - ready-made batches of code that are used to execute numerous tasks and to extend the efficiency of a certain script without clogging it with unneeded lines of code. To put it simply, when five processess have to be executed, you're able to employ five lines of code to call each one of the modules rather than including a couple of hundred lines used to generate the actual modules inside your script. Perl is really handy and it can be used for a variety of purposes, that's why a number of corporations have integrated it in their web products or on their resource-demanding websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It is generally used along with other programming languages such as PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting
You can use CGI scripts and applications written in Perl with any of our shared plans because we have a rich library of over 3000 modules installed on our tailor-made cloud hosting platform so as to ensure that all dependencies for a custom or a ready-made script are there when you need them. You will be able to execute a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually from your website, or automatically by using a cron job that will run a certain file regularly. In the event that the plan that you've acquired does not come with cron jobs included, you can easily add as many as you need from the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Also, you have to make sure that the script file has the needed executable permissions. When you use our shared plans, you're able to create a website with as many functions and features as you would like.