Perl is an efficient programming language which is widely used for generating CGI scripts as well as various kinds of web-based applications. One of its key advantages is the fact that it works with modules - ready-made batches of program code which are employed to do numerous tasks and to extend the efficiency of a given script without slowing it with unnecessary lines of code. This means that, in the event that five jobs should be performed, you are able to employ five lines of code in order to call each of the modules rather than adding a few hundred lines used to create the actual modules within your script. Perl is really convenient and it may be used for multiple purposes, that's why a number of corporations have included it in their web products or on their high-traffic sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It's ordinarily used with other programming languages for instance PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting

You can use CGI scripts and apps written in Perl with all of our Linux shared hosting because we have a rich library of over 3000 modules present on our tailor-made cloud hosting platform to ensure that all of the dependencies for a custom-made or a pre-made script will be there any time you need them. You can run a .pl file in two ways - either manually via your website, or automatically by using a cron job which will run a certain file regularly. In case the plan which you have acquired does not come with cron jobs included, you can easily include as many as you want through the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In addition, you have to ensure that the script file is provided with the needed executable permissions. Using our shared plans, you will be able to create a website with as many functions and features as you like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you wish to include CGI scripts on your sites or any other Perl-based application for that matter, you will not encounter any sort of problems if you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company. Thousands of Perl modules are installed on our servers and you will be able to call them by including the path which you can find in your Control Panel into the script that you've selected. Any time you download some application from a third-party site, for example, you can be sure that you'll be able to use 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 can decide whether a certain script will be run manually by a visitor doing something on your site, or automatically by setting up a cron job in your account. Using the second option, your script can be run every minute, hour or day depending on your preference.