Perl is a widely used scripting language that is regarded as being one of the most useful languages on the web. It's feature-rich and it is used to create a number of web-based applications and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the other languages on the web is the support for modules - sets of commands for a particular process that can be included in a script by simply calling them i.e. you're able to write only one line inside your script to get an entire module executed, rather than having the entire code which is already included in the module anyway. Because Perl supports numerous other programming languages and it provides a lot of functions based on what a specific app can do, it's used by a number of famous companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and many others.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Web Hosting

Provided you purchase a Linux cloud web hosting from our company, you are able to run Perl/CGI scripts without a problem as we have numerous modules present on the cloud platform where all of the shared accounts are set up. With each package, you will get access to over 3000 modules which you can use in your scripts and you will find a full list in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel along with the path which you need to use to be able to access them. In case you use any script that you have downloaded from some third-party website, you can rest assured that it'll function properly whatever the modules it requires for that. Any .pl script can be executed manually or you can create a cron job to do this automatically at a given time interval. If your hosting package doesn't feature cron jobs, you'll be able to add this feature with just a few clicks within the Upgrades area of the Control Panel.