Perl is a widespread computer language, that is used to make various web apps and CGI scripts. A number of programmers consider it to be among the most efficient languages these days as it supports the use of modules - small parts of code with pre-defined subroutines which are employed to execute a certain task. The modules will save you lots of time and they can contribute to the rapid loading speed of your websites since you are able to include only one line of program code to call a specific module rather than using all of the program code for the task within your script. Perl is a multi-purpose programming language primarily used for scripts, but it has been used to generate numerous popular pieces of web software too, for example cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also employed on high-traffic sites for example IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many more.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting

In case you get a Linux cloud hosting from us, you can execute Perl/CGI scripts without any problems as we have numerous modules present on the cloud hosting platform where the shared accounts are generated. With every single package, you will get access to over 3000 modules that you'll be able to use in your scripts and you can find the whole list within your Hepsia hosting Control Panel along with the path that you should use to gain access to them. Should you use any kind of script that you've downloaded from some third-party website, you can be sure that it'll work flawlessly regardless of what modules it needs for that. Any .pl script can be executed manually or you'll be able to create a cron job to do this automatically at a pre-set time interval. If your website hosting package doesn't feature cron jobs, you are able to add this feature with a few clicks in the Upgrades area of your Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you would like to include CGI scripts on your websites or another Perl-based software for that matter, you will not experience any sort of problems if you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company. Thousands of Perl modules are installed on our machines and you'll be able to call them by including the path which you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you've chosen. When you download some application from a third-party site, for example, you can be sure that you'll be able to use it no matter what modules it needs to work. As long as your .pl files have the appropriate UNIX permissions to make them executable, you can decide whether a certain script will be run manually by a visitor doing something on your website, or automatically by setting up a cron job in your account. When you use the latter option, your script can be run every day, hour or minute depending on your preference.