Perl is a very popular programming language, which is employed to make various web apps and CGI scripts. Many programmers consider it to be among the most effective programming languages available as it supports the usage of modules - small bits of program code with pre-defined subroutines that are used to perform a specific task. The modules can help you save time and effort and they can contribute to the quick speed of your websites since you are able to integrate only 1 line of program code to call a certain module rather than using all the program code for the task in your script. Perl is a versatile programming language primarily used for scripts, but it's been employed to create a variety of popular pieces of web software too, like cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also used on high-traffic websites for instance IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many more.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting

If you acquire a cloud hosting plan from us, you'll be able to run Perl/CGI scripts without any problems because we have a large number of modules installed on the cloud hosting platform where all the shared accounts are generated. With each and every package, you will have access to over 3000 modules that you're able to use in your scripts and you'll find a full list within your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel as well as the path that you should use to get access to them. Should you use any kind of script that you've downloaded from a third-party site, you can be sure that it will function correctly regardless of what modules it needs for that. Any .pl script can be executed manually or you will be able to set up a cron job to do this automatically at a given time interval. In case your hosting package doesn't include cron jobs, you are able to include this attribute with a couple of clicks within the Upgrades section of your Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you want to include CGI scripts on your sites or some other Perl-based software for that matter, you will not experience any sort of 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're 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. Every time you download some app from a third-party site, for instance, you can rest assured that you'll be able to use it whatever the modules it needs to function. Given that your .pl files include the proper UNIX permissions to ensure they are executable, you'll be able to choose whether a particular script will be executed manually by a visitor doing something on your site, or automatically by creating a cron job in your account. Using the second option, your script can be executed every minute, hour or day depending on your preference.