Perl is an efficient programming language which is regularly used for setting up CGI scripts and also a number of web-based apps. Among its main advantages is that it works with modules - ready-made batches of program code which are used to do a variety of tasks and to enhance the performance of a certain script without clogging it with unnecessary lines of program code. In other words, in the event that five tasks should be performed, you're able to use five lines of program code to call each one of the modules rather than including hundreds of lines used to generate the actual modules in your script. Perl is really handy and it may be used for many different purposes, that's why a lot of 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 with other programming languages for example PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Shared Web Hosting

If you obtain a Linux shared web hosting package through us, you're able to execute Perl/CGI scripts without any problems because we have plenty of modules on the cloud hosting platform where the shared accounts are created. With each and every plan, you'll be provided with access to more than 3000 modules that you're able to use in your scripts and you'll find the whole list in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel as well as the path that you need to use in order to gain access to them. In case you use any script that you've downloaded from a third-party site, you can rest assured that it will work perfectly no matter what modules it needs for that. Any kind of .pl script can be executed manually or you will be able to create a cron job to do this automatically at a certain time interval. In case your website hosting package doesn't come with cron jobs, you're able to add this attribute with just a few clicks inside the Upgrades area of the Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you want to include CGI scripts on your websites or another Perl-based application for that matter, you will not have any problems in case you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company. Thousands of Perl modules are set up on our servers and you'll be able to call them by including the path that you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you've selected. If you download some application from a third-party site, for instance, you can rest assured that you will be able to work with it no matter what modules it needs to function. Provided that your .pl files include the right UNIX permissions to be executable, you can choose 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. When you use the aforementioned option, your script can be executed every day, hour or minute according to your preference.