Perl is an efficient programming language that is frequently used for generating CGI scripts as well as different web-based apps. One of its main pros is the fact that it works with modules - ready-made batches of program code that are used to do multiple tasks and to enhance the effectiveness of a given script without slowing it with unneeded lines of code. To put it simply, if five jobs should be executed, you are able to employ five lines of program code to call each of the modules rather than including a large number of lines used to set up the actual modules inside your script. Perl is really handy and it may be used for various purposes, that's why a lot of corporations have included it in their web products or on their resource-demanding websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It's often used in addition to other languages for instance PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Hosting

You can use CGI scripts and applications created in Perl with all our hosting because we have a rich library more than 3000 modules installed on our custom cloud hosting platform to make sure that all dependencies for a custom or a ready-made script are there every time you need them. You can run a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually from your website, or automatically through a cron job that will run a certain file on regular intervals. If the plan that you've purchased doesn't come with cron jobs included, you are able to add as many as you would like through the Upgrades menu within your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. Also, you need to make sure that the script file is provided with the needed executable permissions. With our shared packages, you will be able to build a website with as many functions and features as you would like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

All the semi-dedicated servers that we supply can run CGI scripts or any other apps created in Perl and considering that cron jobs are a part of all our plans, you're able to pick if a certain script will be executed manually or automatically on a regular interval of time. In addition, you can use a vast library of more than 3000 modules which are already installed on our servers and use their features so as to save time when you write your scripts. Provided you use some third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that in case it needs some module in order to run properly, we'll have it because our library features both widespread modules and less popular ones. You can see the path to the modules which you should use in our scripts under the Server Information drop-down menu of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel.