Perl is a powerful programming language that is frequently used for generating CGI scripts as well as different web-based applications. One of its key pros is the fact that it supports modules - ready-made batches of program code that are used to do multiple tasks and to increase the efficiency of a given script without clogging it with unnecessary lines of program code. This means that, in the event that five processess have to be performed, you can use five lines of program code in order to call each of the modules rather than including a large number of lines used to generate the actual modules in your script. Perl is very handy and it can be used for a variety of purposes, that's why a wide range of corporations have implemented it in their web products or on their high-traffic websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It is ordinarily used in addition to other programming languages like PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Shared Website Hosting

As Perl is set up on our cloud hosting platform, you are able to execute Perl/CGI scripts with any of our shared website hosting plans without any difficulties. You can also do this automatically via a cron job when your plan includes this attribute. If not, you're able to include cron jobs via the Upgrades area of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. More than 3000 Perl modules are available on our servers and you will be able to use them with your scripts. The complete list can be found inside the Control Panel and when you'd like to use any module, you just have to include the path to our module library within your script. In case third-party scripts which you need to add to your site demand a specific module, for instance, you will not have to worry if they will operate efficiently or not. This way, you will be able to create a dynamic Internet site and supply numerous different characteristics to your site visitors.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you would like to include CGI scripts on your websites or another Perl-based app for that matter, you will not experience any problems in the event that you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company. Thousands of Perl modules are installed on our servers and you'll be able to call any of them by adding the path which you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you've chosen. If you download some app from a third-party website, for instance, you can be sure that you'll be able to work with it regardless of the modules it requires to work. As long as your .pl files include the appropriate UNIX permissions to ensure they are executable, you'll be able to choose whether a given script will be executed manually by a guest doing something on your website, or automatically by setting up a cron job inside your account. When you use the second option, your script can be run every day, hour or minute depending on your preference.