Perl is an excellent programming language that's regularly used for creating CGI scripts along with various web-based applications. One of its major pros is the fact that it supports modules - ready-made batches of program code which are employed to perform various tasks and to increase the effectiveness of a given script without slowing it with unnecessary lines of code. In other words, when five tasks have to be performed, you are able to use five lines of program code to call each one of the modules rather than adding hundreds of lines used to set up the actual modules in your script. Perl is very handy and it can be used for many different purposes, so a wide range of companies have integrated it in their web products or on their high-traffic websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It's commonly used with other languages for instance PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Web Hosting

You will be able to use CGI scripts and apps written in Perl with all of our cloud web hosting as we have a rich library of over 3000 modules installed on our tailor-made cloud website hosting platform in order to ensure that all dependencies for a custom-made or a ready-made script will be there when you need them. You are able to execute a .pl file in two ways - either manually through your website, or automatically using a cron job that will run a specific file on regular intervals. In the event that the plan which you've acquired doesn't come with cron jobs included, you'll be able to include as many as you want from the Upgrades menu inside your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. You also need to make sure that the script file is provided with the proper executable permissions. Using our shared packages, you can create a website with as many functions and features as you like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

All of the semi-dedicated servers that we provide are capable of running CGI scripts or all other applications written in Perl and considering that cron jobs are part of all of the plans, you'll be able to pick if a given script will be executed manually or automatically on a regular interval of time. Also, you can benefit from a large library of more than 3000 modules that are already set up on our servers and use their features so as to save your time when you write your scripts. In case you use some third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that if it needs some module in order to function efficiently, we will have it because our library features both widely used modules and less popular ones. You will be able to view the path to the modules which you have to use in our scripts in the Server Information drop-down menu of the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel.