Perl is a very popular scripting language which is regarded as one of the most practical programming languages on the Internet. It is feature-rich and it is used to create a variety of web-based apps and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the other languages on the internet is its compatibility with modules - sets of commands for a certain job that can be integrated into a script by calling them i.e. you're able to write just one line inside your script to have an entire module executed, rather than having the whole code that's already included in the module anyway. Since Perl can be used with many other languages and it features a lot of functions depending on what a particular application can do, it's employed by a number of well-known companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etcetera.

Perl Scripting in Shared Web Hosting

You're able to use CGI scripts and applications written in Perl with all our shared web hosting as we have a rich library of over 3000 modules installed on our tailor-made cloud hosting platform so as to make sure that all of the dependencies for a custom or a pre-made script are there any time you need them. You are able to execute a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually via your website, or automatically via a cron job that will run a particular file on regular intervals. If the package that you've obtained doesn't come with cron jobs included, you're able to include as many as you need from the Upgrades menu inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In addition, you need to make sure that the script file features the needed executable permissions. Using our shared plans, you will be able to build a website with as many functions and features as you'd like.