Scripts are basically server-side software programs that are installed on a web server to enhance the capabilities of a hosting account, server or web site.
There are many scripts available online that perform a variety of functions, such as content management system scripts, site building scripts and even scripts that carry out mundane tasks repeatedly using your server resources.
Within your control panel, you can install scripts quickly and easily using one of the simple installation utilities. Simple Scripts and Fantastico are two such simple installation utilities that simplify the process of installing scripts such as WordPress.
The term “scripts” originated in the web development community as a way to describe long pieces of programming language (code) that performs certain functions or creates software environments.