Perl is an efficient programming language that's regularly used for making CGI scripts as well as a variety of web-based apps. One of its major pros is that it supports modules - ready-made batches of program code that are used to perform multiple tasks and to extend the performance of a given script without clogging it with unneeded lines of program code. This means that, when five tasks need to be executed, you'll be able to employ five lines of program code to call each one of the modules instead of adding a few hundred lines used to set up the actual modules inside your script. Perl is very useful and it can be used for multiple purposes, that's why a wide range of companies have included it in their web products or on their resource-demanding websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It is ordinarily used with other programming languages such as PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting

You are able to use CGI scripts and apps created in Perl with any of our shared hosting as we have a rich library of over 3000 modules installed on our custom-made cloud hosting platform to ensure that all dependencies for a tailor-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 ways - either manually from your site, or automatically via a cron job which will run a particular file regularly. If the plan which you have picked does not come with cron jobs included, you're able to include as many as you want through the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You also have to make sure that the script file has the right executable permissions. With our shared packages, you're able to build a site with as many functions and features as you would like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you want to include CGI scripts on your sites or some other Perl-based software for that matter, you won't encounter any kind of problems if you use a semi-dedicated server account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are installed on our machines and you are able to call any of them by including the path that you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you use. Any time you download some app from a third-party site, for example, you can be sure that you'll be able to work with it no matter what modules it requires to work. Given that your .pl files include the appropriate UNIX permissions to make them executable, you will be able to choose whether a particular script will be run manually by a visitor doing something on your site, or automatically by creating a cron job inside your account. With the latter option, your script can be executed every day, hour or minute depending on your preference.