Perl is a popular scripting language that is regarded as one of the most useful languages on the web. It is feature-rich and it's used to set up various web-based applications and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the alternative languages on the market is the compatibility with modules - sets of commands for a particular job which can be integrated into a script by simply calling them which means that you'll be able to write just a single line inside your script to get a whole module executed, instead of having the entire code which is already included in the module anyway. As Perl can be used with a lot of other programming languages and it provides a lot of options based on what a given application can do, it's employed by lots of well-known companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etc.

Perl Scripting in Shared Web Hosting

If you get a shared web hosting plan through us, you're able to run Perl/CGI scripts without any problems because we have a lot of modules on the cloud hosting platform where the shared accounts are set up. With each package, you'll be given access to more than 3000 modules that you'll be able to use in your scripts and you can find a full list in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel along with the path that you have to use so as to get access to them. When you use any kind of script that you've downloaded from some third-party site, you can rest assured that it will run flawlessly no matter what modules it requires for that. Any .pl script can be executed manually or you will be able to create a cron job to do this automatically at a pre-set time interval. If your web hosting package doesn't feature cron jobs, you're able to include this option with just a couple of clicks within the Upgrades area of the Control Panel.