Perl is a powerful programming language which is regularly used for creating CGI scripts and also various kinds of web-based applications. One of its main pros is that it works with modules - ready-made batches of program code which are employed to do a variety of tasks and to extend the performance of a certain script without slowing it with unnecessary lines of program code. In other words, if five processess should be executed, you are able to employ five lines of program code in order to call each of the modules rather than adding a couple of hundred lines used to generate the actual modules within your script. Perl is very convenient and it can be used for many different purposes, so many companies have included it in their web products or on their high-traffic websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It's ordinarily used in addition to other languages like PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Shared Website Hosting

You can use CGI scripts and apps created in Perl with all of our Linux shared website hosting service as we have a rich library of over 3000 modules on our custom-made cloud hosting platform to make sure that all dependencies for a tailor-made or a ready-made script are there when you need them. You'll be able to execute a .pl file in two ways - either manually from your site, or automatically via a cron job that will run a specific file regularly. In case the plan which you've selected doesn't come with cron jobs included, you will be able to include as many as you need through the Upgrades menu inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You also have to ensure that the script file is provided with the needed executable permissions. With our shared packages, you are able to build a website with as many functions and features as you like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

All of the semi-dedicated hosting service that we provide can run CGI scripts or various other apps written in Perl and since cron jobs are included in all the packages, you are able to pick if a given script will be executed manually or automatically on regular basis. What is more, you can benefit from a large library of over 3000 modules that are already set up on our servers and use their functions so as to save time when you write your scripts. In case you use some third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that if it needs a particular module in order to function efficiently, we'll have it because our library includes both popular modules and less popular ones. You are able to find the path to the modules which you need to use in our scripts under the Server Information drop-down menu of the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel.