Perl is an excellent programming language that is regularly used for making CGI scripts along with many different web-based applications. One of its key pros is the fact that it works with modules - ready-made batches of code which are employed to perform a variety of tasks and to enhance the efficiency of a certain script without clogging it with unneeded lines of code. In other words, in the event that five tasks have to be executed, you are able to employ five lines of program code to call each of the modules instead of adding hundreds of lines used to generate the actual modules within your script. Perl is really useful and it may be used for a number of purposes, that's why a lot of corporations have integrated it in their web products or on their resource-demanding websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It's often used along with other programming languages such as PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Hosting

You'll be able to use CGI scripts and applications created in Perl with any of our Linux hosting because we have a rich library of over 3000 modules installed on our custom-made cloud website hosting platform to ensure that all the dependencies for a custom or a ready-made script are there every time you need them. You are able to run a .pl file in two ways - either manually via your website, or automatically by using a cron job which will run a certain file regularly. In the event that the package which you've selected doesn't come with cron jobs included, you're able to add as many as you need through the Upgrades menu inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. You also need to make sure that the script file is provided with the proper executable permissions. Using our shared packages, you can create a site with as many functions and features as you'd like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you would like to include CGI scripts on your sites or any other Perl-based app for that matter, you won't 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 any of them by adding the path which you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you've chosen. Any time you download some app from a third-party site, for example, you can be sure that you'll be able to work with it whatever the modules it requires to function. Given that your .pl files have the proper UNIX permissions to ensure they are executable, you are able to select whether a certain script will be run manually by a guest doing something on your site, or automatically by creating a cron job in your account. When you use the latter option, your script can be executed every minute, hour or day according to your preference.