Perl is a widespread programming language, which is used to set up various web apps and CGI scripts. The majority of programmers consider it to be one of the most practical programming languages available because it supports the use of modules - small parts of code with pre-defined subroutines that are employed to perform a specific task. The modules can save you a lot of time and they can contribute to the quick loading speed of your websites because you're able to add just one line of code to call a certain module instead of using all the program code for the process within your script. Perl is a multi-purpose language generally used for scripts, but it has been used to create many popular pieces of web software too, like cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It's also employed on high-traffic websites for instance IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.

Perl Scripting in Shared Website Hosting

You're able to use CGI scripts and applications created in Perl with all our Linux shared website hosting packages because we have a rich library of over 3000 modules installed on our custom cloud website hosting platform so as to make sure that all of the dependencies for a custom or a ready-made script will be there any time you need them. You are able to run a .pl file in two ways - either manually from your website, or automatically via a cron job which will run a particular file on regular intervals. If the package that you have bought doesn't come with cron jobs included, you're able to add as many as you need through the Upgrades menu inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You also have to ensure that the script file features the needed executable permissions. When you use our shared plans, you will be able to build a site with as many functions and features as you would like.