Perl is an excellent programming language that's commonly used for creating CGI scripts and many different web-based applications. One of its main advantages is the fact that it works with modules - ready-made batches of code that are employed to do numerous tasks and to extend the effectiveness of a given script without clogging it with unnecessary lines of code. In other words, when five jobs should be performed, you're able to employ five lines of code in order to call each one of the modules instead of including a couple of hundred lines used to generate the actual modules in your script. Perl is really useful and it can be used for a number of purposes, so a lot of corporations have included it in their web products or on their high-traffic websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It's commonly used in addition to other programming languages like PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Hosting
You'll be able to use CGI scripts and applications written in Perl with all of our hosting because we have a rich library of over 3000 modules on our custom cloud website hosting platform in order to ensure that all the dependencies for a custom or a pre-made script are there any time you need them. You can execute a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually through your site, or automatically through a cron job which will run a certain file on regular intervals. In the event that the package that you've purchased doesn't come with cron jobs included, you will be able to add as many as you would like through the Upgrades menu inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. Also, you need to ensure that the script file features the needed executable permissions. With our shared plans, you are able to build a website with as many functions and features as you would like.