Perl is an effective programming language that's regularly used for generating CGI scripts and a variety of web-based applications. One of its key pros is that it supports modules - ready-made batches of program code that are employed to execute various tasks and to increase the efficiency of a certain script without clogging it with unneeded lines of code. To put it simply, when five jobs have to be executed, you can employ five lines of code to call each of the modules instead of including a large number of lines used to generate the actual modules within your script. Perl is really practical and it can be used for multiple purposes, that's why a number of companies have integrated it in their web products or on their resource-demanding sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It is often used in addition to other languages for instance PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Web Hosting

You will be able to use CGI scripts and applications created in Perl with any of our Linux cloud web hosting service as we have a rich library of over 3000 modules installed on our tailor-made cloud website hosting platform to ensure that all the dependencies for a custom-made or a pre-made script will be there every time you need them. You're able to execute a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually via your website, or automatically by using a cron job that will run a certain file regularly. In case the plan that you've purchased doesn't come with cron jobs included, you are able to add as many as you want from the Upgrades menu inside your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. In addition, you need to make sure that the script file is provided with the right executable permissions. Using our shared plans, you're able to create a website with as many functions and features as you'd like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you wish to include CGI scripts on your websites or any other Perl-based application for that matter, you will not experience any sort of problems in the event that you use a semi-dedicated server account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are set up on our machines and you are able to call each of them by including the path that you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you use. Every time you download some app from a third-party site, for instance, you can be sure that you'll be able to use it whatever the modules it needs to work. As long as your .pl files have the appropriate UNIX permissions to be executable, you are able to choose whether a given script will be run manually by a visitor doing something on your website, or automatically by creating a cron job in your account. With the aforementioned option, your script can be run every day, hour or minute in accordance with your preference.