Perl is an efficient programming language which is widely used for making CGI scripts and also a variety of web-based apps. One of its key advantages is the fact that it works with modules - ready-made batches of code which are employed to execute a variety of tasks and to extend the efficiency of a given script without slowing it with unnecessary lines of code. This means that, when five jobs need to be executed, you are able to employ five lines of program code in order to call each one of the modules rather than including a couple of hundred lines used to set up the actual modules within your script. Perl is very useful and it can be used for various purposes, so a lot of companies have included it in their web products or on their high-traffic sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It is ordinarily used in addition to other programming languages for instance PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting

You are able to use CGI scripts and apps created in Perl with any of our Linux cloud packages as we have a rich library of over 3000 modules present on our custom cloud hosting platform in order to make sure that all the dependencies for a tailor-made or a ready-made script will be there any time you need them. You are able to execute a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually through your website, or automatically through a cron job that will run a specific file on regular intervals. In the event that the package which you've picked doesn't come with cron jobs included, you can easily add as many as you want from the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In addition, you need to make sure that the script file has the proper executable permissions. Using our shared plans, you're able to create a website with as many functions and features as you'd like.