Perl is an excellent programming language that is regularly used for making CGI scripts and different web-based apps. One of its main pros is the fact that it works with modules - ready-made batches of program code which are designed to perform numerous tasks and to extend the efficiency of a certain script without slowing it with unnecessary lines of program code. In other words, in the event that five tasks need to be executed, you're able to employ five lines of program code to call each one of the modules rather than adding a couple of hundred lines used to set up the actual modules within your script. Perl is very practical and it can be used for a number of purposes, that's why a lot of corporations have implemented it in their web products or on their resource-demanding sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It's ordinarily used in addition to other languages such as PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting

You will be able to use CGI scripts and applications created in Perl with all of our Linux shared hosting as we have a rich library more than 3000 modules present on our custom-made cloud website hosting platform to ensure that all the dependencies for a custom or a ready-made script are there every time you need them. You are able to execute a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually through your website, or automatically through a cron job that will run a particular file on regular intervals. In the event that the plan that you've obtained doesn't come with cron jobs included, you'll be able to include as many as you would like through the Upgrades menu inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. You also need to make sure that the script file features the proper executable permissions. With our shared packages, you can build a site with as many functions and features as you would like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you would like to include CGI scripts on your websites or another Perl-based app for that matter, you will not encounter 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 machines and you'll be able to call each of them by adding the path that you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you've chosen. If you download some app from a third-party website, for instance, you can be sure that you will be able to work with it whatever the modules it needs to work. Provided that your .pl files have the proper UNIX permissions to make them executable, you will be able to choose whether a particular script will be run manually by a visitor doing something on your website, or automatically by creating a cron job in your account. With the latter option, your script can be executed every day, hour or minute according to your preference.