Perl is a powerful programming language which is commonly used for making CGI scripts as well as various kinds of web-based applications. Among its key pros is the fact that it works with modules - ready-made batches of program code that are designed to perform numerous tasks and to enhance the efficiency of a certain script without slowing it with unneeded lines of program code. In other words, if five jobs need to be executed, you're able to use five lines of program code to call each one of the modules rather than adding hundreds of lines used to create the actual modules within your script. Perl is really handy and it can be used for various purposes, that's why a number of companies have implemented it in their web products or on their resource-demanding sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It's ordinarily used along with other languages such as PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Web Hosting

Provided you acquire a Linux cloud web hosting from our company, you're able to execute Perl/CGI scripts without any problems because we have numerous modules on the cloud platform where the shared accounts are set up. With each and every plan, you'll get access to more than 3000 modules that you are able to use in your scripts and you'll find the whole list inside your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel together with the path that you have to use so as to get access to them. When you use any script that you've downloaded from a third-party website, you can rest assured that it will run properly no matter what modules it needs for that. Any kind of .pl script can be executed manually or you can create a cron job to do this automatically at a specific time interval. In case your website hosting package does not come with cron jobs, you'll be able to add this option with just a few clicks inside the Upgrades area of the Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

Perl is supported on all our servers, so if you obtain a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you are able to use any tailor-made or ready-made CGI script or other Perl-based web application without any difficulties. To save your time and efforts, we have also set up several thousand modules which you'll be able to use. You can see the path to the library in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and include any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, will need specific modules, so that they can operate effectively. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be done in two separate ways - manually, if a visitor does a certain action on your website, or automatically, when you create a cron job through your account. In the second case, you will be able to select the interval according to what your script will do and how often you'd like it to run - once a minute, hour, day, etc.