Perl is a powerful programming language that's frequently used for creating CGI scripts as well as a variety of web-based applications. One of its major pros is that it supports modules - ready-made batches of code that are employed to perform a variety of tasks and to increase the efficiency of a given script without slowing it with unneeded lines of program code. In other words, if five jobs should be executed, you are able to use five lines of code in order to call each of the modules instead of adding a large number of lines used to set up the actual modules within your script. Perl is really practical and it can be used for various purposes, that's why a wide range 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 generally used with other languages for example PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

All semi-dedicated hosting plans that we supply are capable of running CGI scripts or any other apps created in Perl and considering the fact that cron jobs are a part of all of our packages, you will be able to pick if a given script will be executed manually or automatically on regular basis. What's more, you can benefit from a huge library of more than 3000 modules that are already installed on our servers and use their features to save time when you create your scripts. In the event that you use a third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that if it requires a specific module to function effectively, we'll have it because our library contains both popular modules and less popular ones. You can see the path to the modules that you should use in our scripts under the Server Information drop-down menu of the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel.