Perl is a powerful programming language that's widely used for making CGI scripts and different web-based apps. One of its key advantages is the fact that it supports modules - ready-made batches of program code which are designed to execute multiple tasks and to enhance the efficiency of a certain script without slowing it with unnecessary lines of code. In other words, if five jobs should be performed, you'll be able to use five lines of program code to call each of the modules instead of including a few hundred lines used to create the actual modules in your script. Perl is very practical and it may be used for numerous purposes, so a lot of companies have implemented it in their web products or on their high-traffic websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It is ordinarily used with other languages such as PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Web Hosting

You're able to use CGI scripts and apps written in Perl with all of our web hosting packages as we have a rich library more than 3000 modules installed on our tailor-made cloud hosting platform in order to make sure that all the dependencies for a tailor-made or a ready-made script are there every time you need them. You will be able to execute a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually via your site, or automatically using a cron job that will run a certain file on regular intervals. In case the package that you have selected does not come with cron jobs included, you can easily include as many as you need through the Upgrades menu within your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You also need to make sure that the script file is provided with the needed executable permissions. With our shared plans, you can build a website with as many functions and features as you would like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you would like to include CGI scripts on your websites or any other Perl-based application for that matter, you won't have any problems if you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company. Thousands of Perl modules are installed on our machines and you're able to call each of them by adding the path which you can find in your Control Panel into the script that you've selected. Any time you download some application from a third-party site, for instance, you can be sure that you will be able to work with it whatever the modules it requires to function. Provided that your .pl files include the appropriate UNIX permissions to ensure they are executable, you are able to choose whether a specific script will be executed manually by a visitor doing something on your site, or automatically by setting up a cron job in your account. When you use the latter option, your script can be run every day, hour or minute depending on your preference.