Perl is an efficient programming language that's widely used for making CGI scripts and various kinds of web-based apps. One of its major advantages is the fact that it supports modules - ready-made batches of code which are used to do various tasks and to extend the efficiency of a given script without clogging it with unnecessary lines of code. This means that, when five processess should be performed, you're able to employ five lines of program code to call each one of the modules rather than adding a few hundred lines used to set up the actual modules in your script. Perl is very handy and it may be used for a variety of purposes, that's why a number of corporations have included it in their web products or on their resource-demanding sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It is generally used along with other languages for example PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting

In case you obtain a Linux cloud package through our company, you can execute Perl/CGI scripts without any problems because we have a large number of modules present on the cloud platform where all of the shared accounts are created. With each plan, you will be given access to over 3000 modules which you'll be able to employ in your scripts and you will find a full list in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel as well as the path which you have to use to gain access to them. In case you use any script which you have downloaded from a third-party website, you can rest assured that it'll work perfectly whatever the modules it needs for that. Any kind of .pl script can be executed manually or you can create a cron job to do this automatically at a specific time interval. If your hosting package doesn't include cron jobs, you are able to add this feature with just a few clicks within the Upgrades section of your Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you wish to include CGI scripts on your sites or another Perl-based software for that matter, you won't encounter any problems in case you use a semi-dedicated server account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are set up on our machines and you're able to call each of them by including the path which you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you use. Any time you download some application from a third-party website, for instance, you can be sure that you will be able to use it regardless of the modules it needs to function. Given that your .pl files include the appropriate UNIX permissions to make them executable, you will be able to select whether a particular script will be executed manually by a visitor doing something on your site, or automatically by creating a cron job in your account. Using the aforementioned option, your script can be executed every day, hour or minute depending on your preference.