Perl is a powerful programming language which is commonly used for generating CGI scripts and also a variety of web-based apps. One of its major pros is the fact that it supports modules - ready-made batches of program code which are used to do a variety of tasks and to extend the functionality of a certain script without slowing it with unnecessary lines of program code. This means that, if five tasks have to be executed, you can employ five lines of program code to call each one of the modules instead of adding a large number of lines used to create the actual modules in your script. Perl is very convenient and it can be used for numerous purposes, that's why a number of corporations have included it in their web products or on their resource-demanding websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It is generally used in addition to other languages for instance PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Web Hosting

You can use CGI scripts and apps created in Perl with all our web hosting because we have a rich library of over 3000 modules present on our custom-made cloud website hosting platform to ensure that all dependencies for a tailor-made or a pre-made script are there every time you need them. You are able to run a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually through your website, or automatically by using a cron job that will run a specific file on regular intervals. In the event that the package that you've purchased does not come with cron jobs included, you are able to add as many as you want from the Upgrades menu within your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In addition, you need to ensure that the script file is provided with the proper executable permissions. Using our shared packages, you're able to create a website with as many functions and features as you would like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

All the semi-dedicated servers that we supply can run CGI scripts or any other apps developed in Perl and due to the fact that cron jobs are a part of all of the plans, you are able to choose if a certain script will be executed manually or automatically on a regular interval of time. In addition, you can benefit from a huge library of over 3000 modules which are already installed on our servers and use their features in order to save your time when you create your scripts. If you use some third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that in case it requires a certain module so as to function effectively, we'll have it since our library contains both popular modules and less popular ones. You can see the path to the modules which you should use in our scripts under the Server Information drop-down menu of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel.