Perl is a powerful programming language that's regularly used for making CGI scripts along with a variety of web-based apps. One of its key pros is that it supports modules - ready-made batches of program code that are used to perform a variety of tasks and to extend the functionality of a certain script without clogging it with unneeded lines of program code. In other words, if five processess have to be executed, you are able to employ five lines of code to call each of the modules instead of including a large number of lines used to create the actual modules within your script. Perl is really convenient and it can be used for numerous purposes, that's why a lot of companies have included it in their web products or on their resource-demanding websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It is ordinarily used along with other languages for example PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Shared Web Hosting

You will be able to use CGI scripts and applications written in Perl with all our Linux shared web hosting services as we have a rich library more than 3000 modules installed on our custom-made cloud hosting platform so as to ensure that all the dependencies for a custom or a ready-made script will be there every time you need them. You're able to run a .pl file in two ways - either manually via your site, or automatically via a cron job which will run a specific file regularly. If the plan that you've purchased doesn't come with cron jobs included, you will be able to include as many as you would like from the Upgrades menu within your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. You also need to make sure that the script file has the right executable permissions. When you use our shared plans, you will be able to build a website with as many functions and features as you like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you want to include CGI scripts on your websites or some other Perl-based app for that matter, you will not encounter any sort of problems in the event that you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company. Thousands of Perl modules are set up on our machines and you're able to call them by adding the path that you can find in your Control Panel into the script that you've selected. If you download some application from a third-party website, for example, you can be sure that you will be able to work with it no matter what modules it needs to work. As long as your .pl files include the appropriate UNIX permissions to be executable, you can decide whether a specific script will be executed manually by a guest doing something on your site, or automatically by setting up a cron job in your account. Using the second option, your script can be executed every minute, hour or day depending on your preference.