Perl is a sought-after scripting language which is regarded as one of the most practical programming languages in the online world. It's feature-rich and it is used to set up a number of web-based applications and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the alternative languages on the market is its compatibility with modules - sets of commands for a specific task which can be integrated into a script by simply calling them which means that you are able to write a single line inside your script to have a whole module executed, rather than having the whole program code which is already a part of the module anyway. Because Perl supports a lot of other programming languages and it features a lot of options based on what a specific app can do, it's employed by numerous well-known companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etcetera.

Perl Scripting in Hosting

You can use CGI scripts and applications written in Perl with any of our Linux hosting packages as we have a rich library of over 3000 modules installed on our custom-made cloud website hosting platform to ensure that all the dependencies for a custom or a pre-made script are there every time you need them. You can execute a .pl file in two 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 have obtained doesn't come with cron jobs included, you can easily add as many as you would like through the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. Also, you have to make sure that the script file has the right executable permissions. When you use our shared plans, you will be able to build a website with as many functions and features as you like.