Perl is an efficient programming language that is commonly used for setting up CGI scripts and various kinds of web-based applications. One of its key pros is that it supports modules - ready-made batches of code which are used to do a variety of tasks and to increase the efficiency of a certain script without slowing it with unnecessary lines of code. In other words, if five tasks need to be performed, you can use five lines of program code in order to call each of the modules rather than including a few hundred lines used to generate the actual modules in your script. Perl is very practical and it may be used for various purposes, that's why a lot of corporations have integrated it in their web products or on their resource-demanding websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It's commonly used along with other programming languages like PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Shared Web Hosting

You are able to use CGI scripts and apps written in Perl with all of our Linux shared web hosting because we have a rich library more than 3000 modules on our custom cloud hosting platform in order to make sure that all of the dependencies for a tailor-made or a pre-made script are there every time you need them. You'll be able to execute a .pl file in two ways - either manually from your site, or automatically through a cron job that will run a certain file regularly. If the package that you have selected does not come with cron jobs included, you'll be able to add as many as you need through the Upgrades menu within your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. You also have to ensure that the script file has the right executable permissions. Using our shared packages, you are able to create a website with as many functions and features as you like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you want to include CGI scripts on your websites or some other Perl-based application for that matter, you will not experience any sort of problems in the event that you use a semi-dedicated server account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are installed on our machines and you can call each of them by including the path that you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you use. Any time you download some application from a third-party website, for instance, you can be sure that you'll be able to work with it no matter what modules it needs to function. As long as your .pl files include the right UNIX permissions to ensure they are executable, you're able to select whether a particular 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 run every minute, hour or day depending on your preference.