Perl is an excellent programming language that is frequently used for setting up CGI scripts and also a number of web-based applications. One of its key pros is the fact that it works with modules - ready-made batches of program code that are used to perform multiple tasks and to extend the functionality of a given script without slowing it with unneeded lines of code. In other words, in the event that five jobs have to be executed, you can use five lines of code in order to call each one of the modules instead of including a few hundred lines used to generate the actual modules within your script. Perl is really convenient and it may be used for many different purposes, that's why a wide range of corporations have included it in their web products or on their high-traffic sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It's ordinarily used along with other programming languages like PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting

You will be able to use CGI scripts and applications created in Perl with any of our cloud plans as we have a rich library of over 3000 modules present on our tailor-made cloud hosting platform in order to ensure that all the dependencies for a custom or a ready-made script are there any time you need them. You will be able to run a .pl file in two ways - either manually through your site, or automatically by using a cron job that will run a particular file regularly. In case the package that you have purchased does not come with cron jobs included, you can easily include as many as you would like through the Upgrades menu inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You also have to make sure that the script file features the needed executable permissions. When you use our shared plans, you will be able to create a site with as many functions and features as you'd like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you wish to include CGI scripts on your websites or some other Perl-based application for that matter, you will not encounter any sort of problems in case you use a semi-dedicated server account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are installed on our machines and you'll be able to call them by adding the path which you can find in your Control Panel into the script that you've selected. If you download some app from a third-party site, for example, you can be sure that you'll be able to use it no matter what modules it needs to function. As long as your .pl files have the right UNIX permissions to make them executable, you'll be able to select 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 run every day, hour or minute in accordance with your preference.