Perl is a powerful programming language which is frequently used for creating CGI scripts and various kinds of web-based applications. One of its main pros is the fact that it works with modules - ready-made batches of code which are used to perform a variety of tasks and to enhance the functionality of a certain script without slowing it with unnecessary lines of program code. In other words, in the event that five processess have to be performed, you'll be able to use five lines of program code to call each one of the modules rather than adding a large number of lines used to create the actual modules inside your script. Perl is really convenient and it can be used for a variety of purposes, that's why a lot of companies have integrated it in their web products or on their resource-demanding sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It's ordinarily used in addition to other programming languages for example PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Website Hosting

Provided you get a Linux cloud website hosting from our company, you can run Perl/CGI scripts without any problems as we have numerous modules installed on the cloud hosting platform where the shared accounts are generated. With each and every package, you will be provided with access to more than 3000 modules that you will be able to employ in your scripts and you'll find a full list in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel together with the path which you need to use in order to access them. In case you use any script which you've downloaded from some third-party website, you can be sure that it will work correctly whatever the modules it requires for that. Every .pl script can be executed manually or you will be able to create a cron job to do this automatically at a given time interval. If your website hosting plan does not include cron jobs, you will be able to add this attribute with a few clicks within the Upgrades area of the Control Panel.