Perl is an effective programming language which is frequently used for making CGI scripts and different web-based apps. Among its major pros is that it supports modules - ready-made batches of code which are employed to do multiple tasks and to enhance the functionality of a given script without slowing it with unnecessary lines of code. To put it simply, in the event that five jobs should be executed, you're able to employ five lines of program code to call each one of the modules rather than adding hundreds of lines used to set up the actual modules in your script. Perl is really convenient and it can be used for multiple purposes, that's why a number 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 in addition to other languages for instance PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Website Hosting

You're able to use CGI scripts and applications created in Perl with all our cloud website hosting as we have a rich library of over 3000 modules on our custom cloud website hosting platform in order to ensure that all dependencies for a custom-made or a ready-made script will be there every time you need them. You will be able to run a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually through your website, or automatically by using a cron job which will run a specific file regularly. In case the package that you have bought does not come with cron jobs included, you can easily include as many as you want through the Upgrades menu inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Also, you need to make sure that the script file has the right executable permissions. With our shared plans, you're able to build a site with as many functions and features as you would like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

All the Linux semi-dedicated servers that we offer can run CGI scripts or various other applications developed in Perl and considering that cron jobs are featured in all our packages, you can select if a certain script will be executed manually or automatically on regular basis. You can also benefit from a vast library of more than 3000 modules that are already set up on our servers and use their features in order to save your time when you write your scripts. In case you use a third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that in case it requires a particular module so as to work effectively, we'll have it because our library contains both popular modules and less popular ones. You can view the path to the modules which you should use in our scripts under the Server Information drop-down menu of your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel.