Perl is an excellent programming language that is commonly used for setting up CGI scripts and a variety of web-based applications. Among its key pros is that it supports modules - ready-made batches of program code that are employed to execute various tasks and to increase the effectiveness of a given script without slowing it with unnecessary lines of program code. This means that, if five jobs should be executed, you'll be able to employ five lines of code in order to call each one of the modules instead of including a couple of hundred lines used to set up the actual modules within your script. Perl is really handy and it can be used for many different purposes, so a number of companies have implemented it in their web products or on their high-traffic websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It is generally used along with other languages such as PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Hosting

You'll be able to use CGI scripts and applications created in Perl with any of our Linux hosting because we have a rich library more than 3000 modules installed on our custom cloud hosting platform in order to ensure that all the dependencies for a custom or a pre-made script are there whenever you need them. You'll be able to execute a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually from your website, or automatically using a cron job which will run a particular file regularly. If the package which you have obtained does not come with cron jobs included, you're able to add as many as you need from the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In addition, you have to make sure that the script file is provided with the right executable permissions. With our shared plans, you are able to build a site with as many functions and features as you'd like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you want to include CGI scripts on your websites or some other Perl-based app for that matter, you will not experience any kind of problems in the event that 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 any of them by adding the path which you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you've chosen. When you download some application from a third-party site, for example, you can rest assured that you'll be able to work with it no matter what modules it needs to function. As long as your .pl files have the appropriate UNIX permissions to ensure they are executable, you will be able to decide whether a given script will be run manually by a visitor doing something on your site, or automatically by creating a cron job inside your account. When you use the second option, your script can be executed every day, hour or minute in accordance with your preference.