Perl is an effective programming language that's frequently used for making CGI scripts along with various web-based applications. Among its key advantages is the fact that it works with modules - ready-made batches of code that are employed to execute a variety of tasks and to increase the effectiveness of a certain script without clogging it with unnecessary lines of program code. In other words, in the event that five jobs need to be performed, you are able to employ five lines of program code to call each of the modules instead of adding hundreds of lines used to generate the actual modules in your script. Perl is really handy and it can be used for various purposes, so a lot of companies have integrated it in their web products or on their resource-demanding websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It is often used with other programming languages such as PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting

You'll be able to use CGI scripts and applications created in Perl with all our Linux shared services because we have a rich library of over 3000 modules present on our custom-made cloud website hosting platform in order to make sure that all of the dependencies for a custom-made or a pre-made script are there whenever you need them. You can execute a .pl file in two ways - either manually via your site, or automatically by using a cron job that will run a specific file regularly. If the package which you've bought does not come with cron jobs included, you are able to include as many as you would like from the Upgrades menu within your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In addition, you have to ensure that the script file has the right executable permissions. Using our shared plans, you will be able to create a site with as many functions and features as you like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you would like to include CGI scripts on your websites or some other Perl-based software for that matter, you won't experience any problems if you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company. Thousands of Perl modules are installed on our servers and you can call each of them by including the path that you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you've chosen. Every time you download some app from a third-party website, for example, you can rest assured that you will be able to use it whatever the modules it needs to function. As long as your .pl files include the appropriate UNIX permissions to ensure they are executable, you're able to decide whether a particular script will be executed manually by a visitor doing something on your website, or automatically by setting up a cron job inside your account. When you use the latter option, your script can be run every minute, hour or day according to your preference.