Perl is a widely used scripting language that is considered to be one of the most practical programming languages on the Internet. It's feature-rich and it's used to create multiple web-based applications and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the alternative languages out there is its support for modules - groups of commands for a certain job which can be integrated into a script by simply calling them which means that you're able to write just a single line in your script to have an entire module executed, instead of having the whole program code which is already included in the module anyway. As Perl is compatible with a lot of other languages and it comes with a lot of functions based on what a specific app can do, it's used by lots of popular companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and so on.
Perl Scripting in Web Hosting
Provided you obtain a Linux web hosting package through our company, you're able to execute Perl/CGI scripts without any problems because we have plenty of modules installed on the cloud platform where all the shared accounts are generated. With each and every plan, you will be given access to more than 3000 modules that you can employ in your scripts and you will find a full list within your Hepsia 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 have downloaded from a third-party website, you can rest assured that it'll function properly no matter what modules it needs for that. Any .pl script can be executed manually or you'll be able to set up a cron job to do this automatically at a specific time interval. In case your hosting plan does not feature cron jobs, you will be able to add this attribute with a couple of clicks within the Upgrades section of the Control Panel.