Perl is an effective programming language which is regularly used for creating CGI scripts as well as a number of web-based applications. Among its main advantages is the fact that it supports modules - ready-made batches of program code which are used to do numerous tasks and to increase the performance of a certain script without clogging it with unnecessary lines of program code. To put it simply, when five jobs need to be performed, you can use five lines of program code to call each of the modules rather than including a couple of hundred lines used to set up the actual modules within your script. Perl is very practical and it may be used for a number of purposes, that's why many corporations have implemented it in their web products or on their resource-demanding sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It is generally used with other programming languages for instance PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting

You are able to use CGI scripts and applications written in Perl with all of our Linux shared hosting because we have a rich library more than 3000 modules present on our custom-made cloud website hosting platform so as to make sure that all the dependencies for a custom-made or a pre-made script will be there whenever you need them. You'll be able to run a .pl file in two ways - either manually via your website, or automatically using a cron job that will run a specific file on regular intervals. In the event that the plan that you've bought does not come with cron jobs included, you will be able to include as many as you need through the Upgrades menu within your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. You also have to make sure that the script file features the needed executable permissions. When you use our shared plans, you'll be able to build a site with as many functions and features as you'd like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you wish to include CGI scripts on your sites or any other Perl-based app for that matter, you won't experience any problems in the event that you use a semi-dedicated server account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are installed on our machines and you will be able to call each of them by including the path that you can find in your Control Panel into the script that you use. Any time you download some app from a third-party site, for example, you can be sure that you'll be able to work with it regardless of the modules it needs to work. Given that your .pl files include the appropriate UNIX permissions to be executable, you'll be able to decide whether a given script will be executed manually by a guest doing something on your site, or automatically by setting up a cron job in your account. When you use the aforementioned option, your script can be executed every day, hour or minute according to your preference.