Perl is an excellent programming language that's widely used for setting up CGI scripts as well as various web-based applications. Among its major advantages is that it supports modules - ready-made batches of program code that are used to perform various tasks and to extend the functionality of a certain script without clogging it with unneeded lines of program code. In other words, in the event that five jobs have to be performed, you'll be able to use five lines of code to call each of the modules instead of including hundreds of lines used to create the actual modules inside your script. Perl is really practical and it can be used for multiple purposes, that's why a number of corporations have implemented it in their web products or on their high-traffic websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It is ordinarily used along with other programming languages for example PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Website Hosting

You'll be able to use CGI scripts and apps written in Perl with any of our Linux cloud website hosting because we have a rich library of over 3000 modules present on our custom cloud website hosting platform to ensure that all of the dependencies for a custom-made or a ready-made script are there every time you need them. You're able to run a .pl file in two ways - either manually via your site, or automatically through a cron job that will run a certain file on regular intervals. If the plan which you have purchased doesn't come with cron jobs included, you'll be able to include as many as you want from the Upgrades menu inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You also need to make sure that the script file is provided with the needed executable permissions. With our shared plans, you're able to build a website with as many functions and features as you would like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we provide are capable of running CGI scripts or any other applications developed in Perl and due to the fact that cron jobs are a part of all our packages, you are able to pick if a given script will be executed manually or automatically on regular basis. You can also benefit from a vast library of over 3000 modules that are already installed on our servers and use their functionality to save time when you create your scripts. In case you use some third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that if it needs a certain module in order to function properly, we'll have it as our library features both widely used modules and less popular ones. You are able to view the path to the modules which you need to use in our scripts under the Server Information drop-down menu of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel.