Perl is an efficient programming language that's widely used for setting up CGI scripts and also various kinds of web-based apps. Among its main advantages is that it supports modules - ready-made batches of program code that are used to perform numerous tasks and to increase the performance of a certain script without clogging it with unneeded lines of code. In other words, in the event that five tasks should be performed, you'll be able to use five lines of program code to call each of the modules instead of adding hundreds of lines used to create the actual modules within your script. Perl is really practical and it may be used for multiple purposes, that's why a number of companies have included it in their web products or on their high-traffic sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It is commonly used along with other languages like PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Shared Website Hosting

You will be able to use CGI scripts and applications created in Perl with any of our shared website hosting plans because we have a rich library of over 3000 modules on our tailor-made cloud hosting platform in order to make sure that all dependencies for a custom or a pre-made script will be there any time you need them. You will be able to execute a .pl file in two ways - either manually via your site, or automatically through a cron job that will run a certain file regularly. In the event that the package that you have ordered does not come with cron jobs included, you can easily add as many as you need through the Upgrades menu inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. You also have to ensure that the script file features the proper executable permissions. When you use our shared packages, you can create a website with as many functions and features as you'd like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you would like to include CGI scripts on your websites or another Perl-based app for that matter, you will not experience any problems if you use a semi-dedicated server account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are set up on our servers and you're able to call each of them by including the path which you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you've selected. Every time you download some app from a third-party website, for example, you can rest assured that you'll be able to work with it regardless of the modules it needs to work. Provided that your .pl files include the right UNIX permissions to make them executable, you're able to choose whether a particular script will be run manually by a guest doing something on your website, or automatically by setting up a cron job inside your account. With the second option, your script can be run every day, hour or minute in accordance with your preference.