Perl is an excellent programming language that is frequently used for making CGI scripts and also a number of web-based applications. Among its key pros is the fact that it supports modules - ready-made batches of code which are employed to execute various tasks and to extend the functionality of a given script without clogging it with unneeded lines of code. To put it simply, when five tasks should be performed, you'll be able to use five lines of program code in order to call each of the modules instead of adding a large number of lines used to set up the actual modules inside your script. Perl is very useful and it can be used for a number of purposes, so a number of companies have included it in their web products or on their high-traffic sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It is ordinarily used along with other programming languages for instance PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Hosting

You'll be able to use CGI scripts and apps written in Perl with all our hosting plans because we have a rich library of over 3000 modules installed on our tailor-made cloud hosting platform to make sure that all of the dependencies for a tailor-made or a ready-made script will be there whenever you need them. You'll be able to execute a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually from your site, or automatically by using a cron job that will run a specific file regularly. If the plan that you have selected does not come with cron jobs included, you can easily add as many as you would like through the Upgrades menu inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Also, you have to make sure that the script file is provided with 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 would like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you wish to include CGI scripts on your sites or any other Perl-based application for that matter, you won't experience any kind of problems in the event that you use a semi-dedicated server account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are set up on our servers and you can call any of them by adding the path that you can find in your Control Panel into the script that you've chosen. When you download some app from a third-party website, for example, you can rest assured that you'll be able to use it regardless of the modules it needs to work. As long as your .pl files have the right UNIX permissions to make them executable, you'll be able to decide whether a given script will be executed manually by a guest doing something on your site, or automatically by setting up a cron job in your account. When you use the latter option, your script can be executed every minute, hour or day according to your preference.