Perl is a widely used scripting language that is regarded as one of the most useful languages in the online world. It's feature-rich and it is used to set up multiple web-based apps and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the other languages on the market is the compatibility with modules - sets of commands for a particular task which can be integrated into a script just by calling them i.e. you'll be able to write just one line inside your script to have an entire module executed, rather than having the whole program code which is already a part of the module anyway. Because Perl can be used with various other languages and it provides a lot of options depending on what a specific application can do, it is used by lots of renowned companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etcetera.
Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting
You're able to use CGI scripts and apps created in Perl with all of our Linux shared hosting as we have a rich library of over 3000 modules present on our tailor-made cloud website hosting platform so as to ensure that all of the dependencies for a custom-made or a ready-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 via a cron job which will run a certain file on regular intervals. If the plan that you've selected does not come with cron jobs included, you can easily add as many as you would like from the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. Also, you need to make sure that the script file is provided with the needed executable permissions. Using our shared packages, you'll be able to build a site with as many functions and features as you like.