Perl is a powerful programming language that's regularly used for making CGI scripts along with various kinds of web-based apps. One of its major pros is the fact that it works with modules - ready-made batches of code which are used to do a variety of tasks and to extend the functionality of a given script without slowing it with unneeded lines of code. This means that, when five jobs should be executed, you're able to employ five lines of program code in order to call each of the modules instead of adding a few hundred lines used to create the actual modules inside your script. Perl is very handy and it can be used for many different purposes, so a lot of 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 generally used along with other languages for instance PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Web Hosting

You're able to use CGI scripts and applications written in Perl with any of our Linux web hosting service because we have a rich library of over 3000 modules installed on our tailor-made cloud hosting platform to ensure that all dependencies for a tailor-made or a ready-made script are there every time you need them. You're able to run a .pl file in two ways - either manually from your website, or automatically by using a cron job which will run a specific file regularly. In the event that the package which you have ordered doesn't come with cron jobs included, you're able to add as many as you need from the Upgrades menu inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You also need to ensure that the script file is provided with the right executable permissions. Using our shared plans, you are able to create a site with as many functions and features as you like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

All the semi-dedicated hosting service that we supply can run CGI scripts or all other apps created in Perl and considering that cron jobs are a part of all of the packages, you are able to pick if a certain script will be executed manually or automatically on a regular interval of time. In addition, you can benefit from a large library of over 3000 modules that are already installed on our servers and use their features to save time when you write your scripts. In case you use some third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that in case it requires a certain module so as to work properly, we will have it since our library features both widely used modules and less popular ones. You will be able to see the path to the modules which you should use in our scripts in the Server Information drop-down menu of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel.