Perl is an excellent programming language that's commonly used for making CGI scripts along with various kinds of web-based applications. Among its main pros is the fact that it works with modules - ready-made batches of code that are used to do numerous tasks and to extend the efficiency of a given script without slowing it with unneeded lines of code. This means that, if five tasks have to be executed, you'll be able to employ five lines of program code to call each of the modules instead of adding hundreds of lines used to set up the actual modules in your script. Perl is very useful and it may be used for a variety of purposes, so a wide range of corporations 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 in addition to other languages such as PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting

You are able to use CGI scripts and applications written in Perl with all our cloud hosting as we have a rich library more than 3000 modules present on our tailor-made cloud hosting platform so as to make sure that all of the dependencies for a custom-made or a pre-made script are there whenever you need them. You will be able to execute a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually from your site, or automatically using a cron job which will run a specific file regularly. If the package that you have obtained does not come with cron jobs included, you will be able to add as many as you want from the Upgrades menu inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. In addition, you have to make sure that the script file is provided with the proper executable permissions. When you use our shared plans, you're able to build a website with as many functions and features as you'd like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

All of the semi-dedicated servers that we offer can run CGI scripts or all other applications developed in Perl and considering that cron jobs are included in all the packages, you're able to select if a certain script will be executed manually or automatically on regular basis. Also, you can benefit from a vast library of over 3000 modules that are already installed on our servers and use their functions to save your time when you write your scripts. If you use a third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that if it needs some module so as to function properly, we will have it as our library features both widely used modules and less popular ones. You're able to view the path to the modules which you have to use in our scripts under the Server Information drop-down menu of your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel.