Perl is a very popular scripting language that's considered to be one of the most practical programming languages in the online world. It is feature-rich and it is used to set up a variety of web-based applications and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the other languages on the web is its compatibility with modules - sets of commands for a specific job that can be included in a script by simply calling them which means that you'll be able to write a single line inside your script to have an entire module executed, instead of having the whole code that's already included in the module anyway. As Perl can be used with a lot of other languages and it features a lot of functions depending on what a given app can do, it's used by numerous renowned companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and so on.
Perl Scripting in Cloud Website Hosting
In case you get a Linux cloud website hosting through our company, you're able to execute Perl/CGI scripts without any problems because we have a large number of modules on the cloud platform where all the shared accounts are set up. With each package, you'll be given access to over 3000 modules which you will be able to use in your scripts and you can find a full list within your Hepsia hosting Control Panel as well as the path that you should use in order to gain access to them. In case you use any script that you've downloaded from a third-party website, you can rest assured that it will work flawlessly whatever the modules it requires for that. Every .pl script can be executed manually or you will be able to create a cron job to do this automatically at a certain time interval. If your hosting package doesn't feature cron jobs, you'll be able to include this feature with just a few clicks within the Upgrades area of your Control Panel.