Perl is an efficient programming language that's regularly used for setting up CGI scripts as well as various web-based applications. One of its main advantages is that it supports modules - ready-made batches of program code that are used to execute a variety of tasks and to increase the performance of a given script without slowing it with unneeded lines of program code. To put it simply, in the event that five tasks have to be executed, you can use five lines of code to call each of the modules instead of including hundreds of lines used to create the actual modules inside your script. Perl is really useful and it can be used for a number of purposes, that's why a wide range of companies have implemented it in their web products or on their resource-demanding websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It's generally used with other programming languages like PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Web Hosting

You're able to use CGI scripts and apps written in Perl with any of our web hosting because we have a rich library more than 3000 modules present on our tailor-made cloud website hosting platform in order to make sure that all the dependencies for a tailor-made or a pre-made script are there whenever you need them. You can run a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually via your website, or automatically via a cron job that will run a specific file regularly. In the event that the package that you have bought doesn't come with cron jobs included, you are able to include as many as you want through the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. In addition, you have to ensure that the script file is provided with the right executable permissions. Using our shared plans, you will be able to build a site with as many functions and features as you would like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you want to include CGI scripts on your websites or another Perl-based app for that matter, you will not experience any sort of problems if you use a semi-dedicated server account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are installed on our servers and you are able to call each of them by including the path that you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you use. If you download some app from a third-party site, for example, you can rest assured that you'll be able to use it regardless of the modules it needs to work. Provided that your .pl files have the appropriate UNIX permissions to make them executable, you'll be able to choose whether a particular script will be executed manually by a visitor doing something on your site, or automatically by setting up a cron job inside your account. With the second option, your script can be executed every minute, hour or day in accordance with your preference.