Perl is an effective programming language that's regularly used for generating CGI scripts along with a variety of web-based apps. Among its major pros is the fact that it works with modules - ready-made batches of program code that are used to do multiple tasks and to extend the functionality of a certain script without clogging it with unnecessary lines of code. To put it simply, if five tasks need to be performed, you'll be able to employ five lines of code to call each of the modules rather than adding hundreds of lines used to set up the actual modules in your script. Perl is really practical and it can be used for multiple purposes, that's why a lot of companies have implemented it in their web products or on their high-traffic websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It is often used in addition to other programming languages for example PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting

If you buy a cloud hosting service through our company, you will be able to run Perl/CGI scripts without any problems as we have a lot of modules present on the cloud hosting platform where all the shared accounts are generated. With each plan, you will get access to more than 3000 modules that you can use in your scripts and you will find the full list inside your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel along with the path which you should use so as to gain access to them. Should you use any script which you have downloaded from a third-party site, you can be sure that it'll work correctly whatever the modules it needs for that. Any .pl script can be executed manually or you can set up a cron job to do this automatically at a pre-set time interval. If your hosting package does not come with cron jobs, you're able to include this option with just a couple of clicks within the Upgrades section of your Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

Perl is supported on all of our servers, so when you buy a semi-dedicated server account through our company, you are able to use any custom or ready-made CGI script or any other Perl-based web app without difficulty. To save your time and efforts, we've also included several thousand modules that you are able to use. You can see the path to the library in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and add any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, need certain modules, so as to function properly. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, is possible in two ways - manually, in case a visitor performs a specific action on your site, or automatically, if you create a cron job from your account. In the second case, you'll be 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.