Perl is an efficient programming language that is frequently used for setting up CGI scripts and also many different web-based applications. Among its main advantages is the fact that it works with modules - ready-made batches of program code that are designed to execute a variety of tasks and to extend the effectiveness of a given script without clogging it with unneeded lines of program code. To put it simply, if five tasks have to be performed, you can employ five lines of program code in order to call each of the modules instead of including a few hundred lines used to set up the actual modules in your script. Perl is really practical and it can be used for various purposes, so many corporations have included it in their web products or on their resource-demanding websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It's commonly used with other programming languages for instance PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting

Provided you buy a cloud hosting service from our company, you'll be able to run Perl/CGI scripts without a problem since we have numerous modules present on the cloud platform where all of the shared accounts are created. With each plan, you will be given access to over 3000 modules that you will be able to employ in your scripts and you'll find the whole list in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel together with the path which you should use to gain access to them. When you use any kind of script that you have downloaded from some third-party website, you can be sure that it will work perfectly whatever the modules it requires for that. Any kind of .pl script can be executed manually or you will be able to create a cron job to do this automatically at a given time interval. In case your hosting package doesn't include cron jobs, you'll be able to add this attribute with just a couple of clicks inside the Upgrades section of the Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you want to include CGI scripts on your websites or any other Perl-based app for that matter, you won't experience any kind of problems if you use a semi-dedicated server account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are installed on our machines and you will be able to call them by adding 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 site, for example, you can rest assured that you will be able to work with it whatever the modules it needs to work. Given that your .pl files have the appropriate UNIX permissions to be executable, you'll be able to choose whether a given script will be run manually by a guest doing something on your website, or automatically by creating a cron job inside your account. Using the aforementioned option, your script can be run every day, hour or minute depending on your preference.