Perl is an excellent programming language that's regularly used for creating CGI scripts along with various kinds of web-based apps. One of its key pros is the fact that it works with modules - ready-made batches of program code which are employed to do various tasks and to increase the performance of a given script without slowing it with unneeded lines of program code. In other words, in the event that five processess need to be executed, you can use five lines of code in order to call each one of the modules instead of including a few hundred lines used to set up the actual modules within your script. Perl is very handy and it can be used for various purposes, so many corporations have included it in their web products or on their resource-demanding websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It is commonly used with other programming languages for instance PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Website Hosting

You are able to use CGI scripts and applications written in Perl with all of our Linux cloud website hosting services because we have a rich library more than 3000 modules installed on our custom-made cloud hosting platform so as to make sure that all dependencies for a custom or a ready-made script will be there whenever you need them. You'll be able to execute a .pl file in two ways - either manually from your website, or automatically via a cron job which will run a particular file regularly. If the package which you've bought doesn't come with cron jobs included, you'll be able to add as many as you need from the Upgrades menu within your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. In addition, you have to ensure that the script file has the needed executable permissions. Using our shared plans, you can 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 websites or some other Perl-based app for that matter, you won't have any 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'll be able to call each of them by adding the path which you can find in your Control Panel into the script that you've chosen. If you download some application from a third-party website, for instance, you can rest assured that you'll be able to use it regardless of the modules it requires to function. Given that your .pl files have the proper UNIX permissions to ensure they are executable, you are able to decide whether a given script will be executed manually by a visitor doing something on your website, or automatically by creating a cron job in your account. When you use the aforementioned option, your script can be executed every minute, hour or day according to your preference.