Perl is an effective programming language which is widely used for making CGI scripts as well as a number of web-based apps. Among its key pros is the fact that it supports modules - ready-made batches of program code that are employed to execute numerous tasks and to enhance the efficiency of a given script without slowing it with unnecessary lines of program code. In other words, when five jobs should be executed, you are able to use five lines of program code in order to call each of the modules instead of including a couple of hundred lines used to create the actual modules in your script. Perl is really useful and it may be used for various purposes, that's why a wide range of companies have integrated it in their web products or on their resource-demanding websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It's generally used along with other languages for instance PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Web Hosting

You're able to use CGI scripts and apps created in Perl with any of our Linux cloud web hosting as we have a rich library of over 3000 modules present on our tailor-made cloud website hosting platform to make sure that all the dependencies for a custom-made or a pre-made script are there when you need them. You can run a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually from your website, or automatically through a cron job that will run a certain file regularly. If the package that you have ordered doesn't come with cron jobs included, you can easily add as many as you would like from the Upgrades menu inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. Also, you need to make sure that the script file has the proper executable permissions. With our shared plans, you will be able to build a website with as many functions and features as you would like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Perl is supported on all our servers, so in case you obtain a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you are able to use any kind of custom or ready-made CGI script or other Perl-based web application without any difficulties. To save you time and efforts, we have also added several thousand modules that you can employ. You will be able to see the path to the library inside the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and add any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, need to have certain modules, so as to work properly. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, is possible in two ways - manually, in case a visitor does a specific action on your site, or automatically, if you create a cron job through your account. In the second case, you're able to select the interval according to what your script will do and how often you would like it to run - once every minute, hour, day, etcetera.