Perl is an efficient programming language that is widely used for creating CGI scripts and a variety of web-based apps. One of its key pros is that it works with modules - ready-made batches of program code which are used to execute various tasks and to extend the efficiency of a certain script without slowing it with unneeded lines of code. In other words, in the event that five processess have to be performed, you're able to use five lines of program code to call each of the modules instead of including a few hundred lines used to set up the actual modules in your script. Perl is really useful and it can be used for a variety of purposes, that's why a wide range of companies have integrated it in their web products or on their high-traffic sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It is commonly used in addition to other languages for example PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting

You are able to use CGI scripts and applications written in Perl with all our Linux cloud packages as we have a rich library of over 3000 modules installed on our tailor-made cloud hosting platform so as to ensure that all the dependencies for a custom-made or a pre-made script are there any time you need them. You will be able to run a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually from your site, or automatically by using a cron job which will run a certain file on regular intervals. In the event that the plan that you've ordered doesn't come with cron jobs included, you can easily add as many as you need from the Upgrades menu inside your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. You also need to ensure that the script file features the needed executable permissions. When you use our shared packages, you'll be able to build a website with as many functions and features as you would like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you would like to include CGI scripts on your sites or any other Perl-based application for that matter, you will not experience any kind of problems if you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company. Thousands of Perl modules are set up on our servers and you will be able to call any of them by adding the path which you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you use. If you download some app from a third-party site, for instance, you can rest assured that you will be able to work with it regardless of the modules it needs to work. Given that your .pl files have the appropriate UNIX permissions to make them executable, you will be able to choose whether a specific script will be run manually by a guest doing something on your site, or automatically by setting up a cron job inside your account. When you use the aforementioned option, your script can be executed every day, hour or minute in accordance with your preference.