Perl is an efficient programming language that is frequently used for generating CGI scripts along with various kinds of web-based applications. One of its major pros is that it supports modules - ready-made batches of code that are used to do various tasks and to extend the performance of a certain script without slowing it with unnecessary lines of code. In other words, if five jobs should be executed, you'll be able to employ five lines of code to call each of the modules instead of including a few hundred lines used to generate the actual modules inside your script. Perl is very practical and it may be used for many different purposes, so many companies have included it in their web products or on their resource-demanding websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It's commonly used with other programming languages like PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Web Hosting

Provided you purchase a cloud web hosting plan from our company, you'll be able to execute Perl/CGI scripts without any problems since we have plenty of modules installed on the cloud platform where the shared accounts are set up. With each and every package, you'll be provided with access to more than 3000 modules which you will be able to employ in your scripts and you'll find the full list inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel along with the path which you should use to be able to access them. When you use any kind of script which you've downloaded from some third-party website, you can rest assured that it will work correctly no matter what modules it requires for that. Every .pl script can be executed manually or you can create a cron job to do this automatically at a certain time interval. If your website hosting plan does not include cron jobs, you're able to add this option with a couple of clicks in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

You are able to take advantage of every Perl-based app, including CGI scripts, with all of the semi-dedicated hosting plans that we provide as Perl is supported on all our servers. You are able to make each .pl file executable by setting the right UNIX permissions for it in the Hepsia Control Panel or through any FTP client and depending on the actual script, it may be run manually as a result of some action your client performs on your website, or automatically by a cron job that you can set up inside your account. In case you want to use a script which you have found online and it needs certain modules to be present on the server, you will be able to take advantage of our vast library that features over 3000 modules. In this way, you can rest assured that every Perl application that you create or find on the worldwide web will function flawlessly on our end.