Perl is a very popular scripting language which is regarded as being one of the most useful programming languages in the online world. It is feature-rich and it's used to create multiple web-based apps and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the alternative languages on the market is the support for modules - groups of commands for a particular process which can be included in a script by simply calling them i.e. you are able to write just a single line within your script to have a whole module executed, instead of having the entire program code that's already a part of the module anyway. Because Perl is compatible with a lot of other languages and it comes with a lot of options depending on what a specific app can do, it's used by numerous renowned companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and so on.

Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting

Provided you get a Linux shared hosting from our company, you can execute Perl/CGI scripts without a problem as we have a lot of modules present on the cloud hosting platform where all of the shared accounts are generated. With each and every plan, you will be provided with access to over 3000 modules that you are able to employ in your scripts and you can find the whole list within your Hepsia hosting Control Panel together with the path which you have to use to be able to access them. In case you use any script which you have downloaded from some third-party website, you can rest assured that it'll function flawlessly no matter what modules it needs for that. Every .pl script can be executed manually or you can set up a cron job to do this automatically at a certain time interval. In case your hosting package doesn't come with cron jobs, you'll be able to add this feature with just a couple of clicks within the Upgrades area of the Control Panel.