Perl is an efficient programming language that's regularly used for setting up CGI scripts and various kinds of web-based apps. One of its main advantages is that it supports modules - ready-made batches of code which are designed to do various 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 should be performed, you'll be able to use five lines of code to call each of the modules rather than including a large number of lines used to create the actual modules in your script. Perl is really useful and it can be used for numerous purposes, that's why a number of companies have implemented it in their web products or on their resource-demanding sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It's generally used along with other programming languages like PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting

You can use CGI scripts and apps written in Perl with all our shared hosting because we have a rich library more than 3000 modules installed on our custom cloud hosting platform to make sure that all the dependencies for a custom-made or a ready-made script will be there whenever you need them. You'll be able to run a .pl file in two ways - either manually from your site, or automatically by using a cron job that will run a certain file regularly. In the event that the plan which you have acquired doesn't come with cron jobs included, you are able to add as many as you need through the Upgrades menu within your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. You also have to make sure that the script file has the proper executable permissions. Using our shared packages, you are able to create a website with as many functions and features as you would like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you would like to include CGI scripts on your websites or some other Perl-based app for that matter, you will not encounter any sort of problems in case you use a semi-dedicated server account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are set up on our machines and you can call each of them by including the path that you can find in your Control Panel into the script that you've chosen. Any time you download some app from a third-party website, for example, you can be sure that you will be able to use it regardless of the modules it needs to work. Given that your .pl files include the appropriate UNIX permissions to be executable, you can decide whether a particular script will be run manually by a guest doing something on your site, or automatically by setting up a cron job inside your account. Using the aforementioned option, your script can be executed every minute, hour or day according to your preference.