Perl is an effective programming language that is widely used for generating CGI scripts as well as various web-based applications. Among its main advantages is that it works with modules - ready-made batches of code which are designed to perform multiple tasks and to extend the efficiency of a certain script without slowing it with unnecessary lines of code. To put it simply, in the event that five jobs should be executed, you'll be able to use five lines of code to call each of the modules instead of adding a large number of lines used to set up the actual modules inside your script. Perl is very convenient and it can be used for numerous purposes, so a number of corporations have implemented it in their web products or on their high-traffic sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It's commonly used in addition to other programming languages for instance PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Web Hosting

In case you purchase a Linux web hosting from our company, you are able to run Perl/CGI scripts without a problem as we have numerous modules on the cloud hosting platform where all of the shared accounts are generated. With each and every plan, you will get access to more than 3000 modules which you can employ in your scripts and you will find the entire list within your Hepsia hosting Control Panel along with the path which you should use to be able to access them. In case you use any kind of script that you have downloaded from some third-party site, you can be sure that it'll function perfectly no matter what modules it needs for that. Any .pl script can be executed manually or you'll be able to set up a cron job to do this automatically at a pre-set time interval. In case your website hosting package does not feature cron jobs, you're able to add this feature with just a few clicks inside the Upgrades section of your Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you would like to include CGI scripts on your sites or another Perl-based application for that matter, you will not experience any sort of problems in case you use a semi-dedicated server account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are set up on our servers and you're able to call them by adding the path which you can find in your Control Panel into the script that you've chosen. When you download some application from a third-party website, for instance, you can be sure that you will be able to use it whatever the modules it needs to work. As long as your .pl files include the proper UNIX permissions to make them executable, you can select whether a certain script will be run manually by a guest doing something on your site, or automatically by setting up a cron job in your account. With the second option, your script can be executed every day, hour or minute depending on your preference.