Perl is a powerful programming language which is frequently used for generating CGI scripts as well as a number of web-based apps. One of its major pros is that it works with modules - ready-made batches of code which are employed to do multiple tasks and to extend the efficiency of a given script without slowing it with unnecessary lines of program code. To put it simply, in the event that five processess have to be executed, you are able to employ five lines of code to call each one of the modules instead of including a large number of lines used to set up the actual modules inside your script. Perl is really convenient and it can be used for various purposes, that's why many corporations have implemented it in their web products or on their high-traffic sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It is commonly used with other languages for example PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting

Provided you purchase a Linux shared hosting through us, you are able to execute Perl/CGI scripts without any problems as we have a large number of modules installed on the cloud hosting platform where the shared accounts are set up. With each and every plan, you'll have access to more than 3000 modules which you're able to use in your scripts and you can find a full list inside your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel as well as the path that you should use in order to gain access to them. When you use any kind of script which you have downloaded from a third-party website, you can be sure that it will run correctly whatever the modules it requires for that. Every .pl script can be executed manually or you can set up a cron job to do this automatically at a specific time interval. In case your website hosting package doesn't come with cron jobs, you'll be able to include this feature with just a couple of clicks inside the Upgrades section of your Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you want to include CGI scripts on your websites or another Perl-based application for that matter, you won't encounter any sort of problems if you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company. Thousands of Perl modules are set up on our machines and you can call each of them by including the path which you can find in your Control Panel into the script that you've chosen. When you download some application from a third-party website, for example, you can be sure that you'll be able to work with it regardless of the modules it needs to work. Given that your .pl files include the proper UNIX permissions to be executable, you're able to select whether a certain script will be run manually by a visitor doing something on your website, or automatically by creating a cron job in your account. When you use the second option, your script can be executed every minute, hour or day depending on your preference.