Perl is an excellent programming language that's commonly used for generating CGI scripts and also various kinds of web-based apps. Among its major pros is that it supports modules - ready-made batches of program code that are used to do a variety of tasks and to enhance the efficiency of a given script without slowing it with unneeded lines of program code. To put it simply, if five processess need to be executed, you are able to employ five lines of code to call each one of the modules rather than adding a large number of lines used to create the actual modules in your script. Perl is very handy and it can be used for numerous purposes, so a number of companies have integrated it in their web products or on their high-traffic websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It's often used in addition to other programming languages such as PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Web Hosting

As Perl is set up on our cloud hosting platform, you can execute Perl/CGI scripts with all of our web hosting packages without any difficulties. You can also do this automatically by using a cron job if your package comes with this feature. If not, you are able to include cron jobs via the Upgrades area of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. More than 3000 Perl modules are available on our servers and you can use them with your scripts. The entire list can be found inside the Control Panel and if you'd like to use any module, you just have to include the path to our module library within your script. In case third-party scripts which you need to include in your site ask for a specific module, for example, you will not have to worry whether they will function efficiently or not. This way, you will be able to build a dynamic website and supply a huge selection of options to your targeted visitors.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you wish to include CGI scripts on your websites or another Perl-based application for that matter, you will not encounter any kind of problems if 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 selected. If you download some application from a third-party site, for example, you can rest assured that you'll be able to work with it no matter what modules it requires to function. Given that your .pl files have the proper UNIX permissions to make them executable, you are able to decide 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. When you use the second option, your script can be run every day, hour or minute according to your preference.