Perl is a powerful programming language which is regularly used for creating CGI scripts as well as a variety of web-based applications. Among its key pros is that it supports modules - ready-made batches of program code that are designed to execute multiple tasks and to enhance the functionality of a given script without slowing it with unnecessary lines of code. To put it simply, if five tasks should be executed, you'll be able to employ five lines of program code to call each one of the modules rather than adding a large number of lines used to generate the actual modules within your script. Perl is really useful and it may be used for many different purposes, so a lot of corporations have included it in their web products or on their high-traffic websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It is ordinarily used in addition to other programming languages like PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Hosting

You are able to use CGI scripts and apps created in Perl with all of our hosting service because we have a rich library more than 3000 modules on our custom-made cloud hosting platform to ensure that all dependencies for a tailor-made or a ready-made script are there when you need them. You will be able to run a .pl file in two ways - either manually via your website, or automatically via a cron job which will run a certain file regularly. In case the plan which you have acquired doesn't come with cron jobs included, you'll be able to add as many as you want from the Upgrades menu within your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. In addition, you need to make sure that the script file features the right executable permissions. Using our shared plans, you'll be able to create a website with as many functions and features as you'd like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

All semi-dedicated servers that we offer are capable of running CGI scripts or any other apps created in Perl and considering the fact that cron jobs are part of all of the packages, you're able to select if a certain script will be executed manually or automatically on a regular interval of time. You can also take advantage of a vast library of over 3000 modules which are already installed on our servers and use their features in order to save time when you write your scripts. Provided you use some third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that if it needs a certain module so as to function efficiently, we'll have it because our library includes both widely used modules and less popular ones. You can view the path to the modules that you need to use in our scripts in the Server Information drop-down menu of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel.