Perl is an excellent programming language that's widely used for generating CGI scripts as well as various web-based apps. Among its key pros is that it supports modules - ready-made batches of code which are used to execute multiple tasks and to increase the effectiveness of a given script without clogging it with unneeded lines of code. This means that, when five jobs have to be executed, you are able to use five lines of program code to call each one of the modules rather than adding hundreds of lines used to create the actual modules in your script. Perl is very convenient and it can be used for various purposes, that's why a wide range of companies have implemented it in their web products or on their resource-demanding sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It is generally used along with other programming languages like PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting

You are able to use CGI scripts and apps written in Perl with any of our cloud plans because we have a rich library of over 3000 modules installed on our tailor-made cloud hosting platform to make sure that all dependencies for a custom or a ready-made script are there every time you need them. You're able to execute a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually from your site, or automatically via a cron job which will run a specific file regularly. If the package which you've purchased does not come with cron jobs included, you're able to add as many as you need through the Upgrades menu within your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. You also have to ensure that the script file is provided with the proper executable permissions. Using our shared plans, you will be able to build a website with as many functions and features as you would like.