Perl is an excellent programming language that's regularly used for setting up CGI scripts as well as various web-based applications. Among its major advantages is the fact that it works with modules - ready-made batches of program code which are employed to perform various tasks and to enhance the functionality of a given script without clogging it with unneeded lines of program code. To put it simply, when five tasks need to be performed, you're able to use five lines of program code to call each one of the modules rather than including hundreds of lines used to generate the actual modules in your script. Perl is very useful and it can be used for various purposes, that's why a lot of corporations have implemented it in their web products or on their resource-demanding websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It's commonly used along with other languages for instance PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Web Hosting

You can use CGI scripts and applications created in Perl with all of our Linux cloud web hosting as we have a rich library more than 3000 modules present on our custom cloud website hosting platform to ensure that all dependencies for a custom or a pre-made script are there every time you need them. You can execute a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually via your website, or automatically using a cron job which will run a specific file regularly. In case the plan which you have acquired does not come with cron jobs included, you will be able to add as many as you want through the Upgrades menu inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. In addition, you need to make sure that the script file has the needed executable permissions. With our shared packages, you'll be able to build a website with as many functions and features as you like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you want to include CGI scripts on your sites or any other Perl-based application for that matter, you won't experience any sort of problems in the event that you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company. Thousands of Perl modules are set up on our servers and you're able to call them by including the path which you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you use. Every time you download some application from a third-party website, for example, you can be sure that you'll be able to use it whatever the modules it requires to work. Provided that your .pl files have the appropriate UNIX permissions to be executable, you are able to decide whether a specific script will be executed manually by a guest doing something on your site, or automatically by creating a cron job inside your account. With the aforementioned option, your script can be executed every day, hour or minute in accordance with your preference.