Perl is an excellent programming language that's commonly used for making CGI scripts and various kinds of web-based apps. Among its major pros is the fact that it works with modules - ready-made batches of code which are used to do numerous tasks and to extend the performance of a certain script without slowing it with unneeded lines of program code. This means that, if five jobs should be executed, you can employ five lines of program code in order to call each one of the modules rather than adding a couple of hundred lines used to create the actual modules in your script. Perl is very convenient and it may be used for numerous purposes, so a number of corporations have integrated it in their web products or on their high-traffic sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It is commonly used along with other languages like PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting

As Perl is installed on our cloud web hosting platform, you'll be able to run Perl/CGI scripts with any of our cloud hosting plans without any difficulties. You may also do this automatically by using a cron job when your package comes with this attribute. If not, you can include cron jobs from the Upgrades area of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. More than 3000 Perl modules can be found on our servers and you will be able to use them with your scripts. A full list can be found inside the Control Panel and if you wish to use any module, you just have to include the path to our module library in your script. In case third-party scripts that you need to add to your website demand a particular module, for example, you won't have to worry whether they will operate properly or not. In this way, you are able to create a dynamic website and supply numerous different attributes to your website visitors.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

Perl is supported on all of our servers, so if you get a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you can use any kind of custom-made or ready-made CGI script or other Perl-based web app without any difficulties. To save your time and efforts, we have also set up several thousand modules which you will be able to use. You will be able to see the path to the library inside the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and add any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, need to have specific modules, to function properly. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, is possible in two ways - manually, if a website visitor performs a certain action on your site, or automatically, if you create a cron job from your account. In the second case, you'll be able to select the interval depending on what the script will do and how often you would like it to run - once every minute, hour, day, etcetera.