Perl is an effective programming language which is commonly used for generating CGI scripts and different web-based apps. Among its key advantages is the fact that it works with modules - ready-made batches of code which are used to perform various tasks and to enhance the functionality of a given script without clogging it with unneeded lines of program code. In other words, if five tasks should be executed, you're able to employ five lines of code in order to call each of the modules instead of including hundreds of lines used to set up the actual modules within your script. Perl is really handy and it may be used for a number of purposes, so a wide range of corporations have implemented it in their web products or on their high-traffic websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It's often used with other languages for example PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Website Hosting

Since Perl is installed on our cloud hosting platform, you are able to execute Perl/CGI scripts with all of our website hosting plans without any difficulties. You can also do this automatically through a cron job when your package comes with this feature. If not, you'll be able to include cron jobs through the Upgrades area of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. Over 3000 Perl modules can be accessed on our servers and you can use any of them with your scripts. The complete list can be found in the Control Panel and when you'd like to use any module, you only have to include the path to our module library within your script. When third-party scripts which you would like to add to your website ask for a certain module, for example, you do not need to worry if they will run efficiently or not. In this way, you are able to create a dynamic website and supply countless functions to your site visitors.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you want to include CGI scripts on your websites or some other Perl-based app for that matter, you will not have any problems in the event that you use a semi-dedicated server account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are set up on our servers and you are able to call each of them by adding the path which you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you've chosen. Every time you download some app from a third-party site, for example, you can rest assured that you will be able to use it regardless of the modules it needs to function. Given that your .pl files have the right UNIX permissions to be executable, you'll be able to choose whether a particular script will be executed manually by a guest doing something on your website, or automatically by creating a cron job inside your account. When you use the latter option, your script can be run every day, hour or minute depending on your preference.