Perl is a powerful programming language that's regularly used for creating CGI scripts along with a variety of web-based apps. One of its main pros is the fact that it supports modules - ready-made batches of program code that are designed to execute numerous tasks and to extend the performance of a certain script without slowing it with unnecessary lines of program code. To put it simply, when five processess should be performed, you're able to use five lines of program code in order to call each one of the modules rather than adding a large number of lines used to generate the actual modules inside your script. Perl is really useful and it may be used for multiple purposes, that's why a lot of companies have implemented it in their web products or on their high-traffic websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It's often used along with other languages like PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Web Hosting

In case you purchase a Linux cloud web hosting from us, you'll be able to run Perl/CGI scripts without any problems because we have a lot of modules installed on the cloud hosting platform where the shared accounts are set up. With each plan, you will have access to over 3000 modules that you're able to use in your scripts and you will find the full list in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel along with the path which you should use to get access to them. Should you use any script which you've downloaded from a third-party site, you can be sure that it will function correctly regardless of 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 website hosting plan does not feature cron jobs, you will be able to add this option with a few clicks in the Upgrades area of your Control Panel.