Perl is an excellent programming language which is frequently used for making CGI scripts as well as a number of web-based applications. One of its main advantages is that it supports modules - ready-made batches of code that are designed to execute a variety of tasks and to enhance the efficiency of a given script without slowing it with unnecessary lines of code. To put it simply, in the event that five processess should be executed, you'll be able to employ five lines of program code in order to call each one of the modules rather than including hundreds of lines used to generate the actual modules within your script. Perl is really handy and it may be used for various purposes, so a lot of corporations have integrated it in their web products or on their resource-demanding websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It's generally used with other programming languages like PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting

You're able to use CGI scripts and applications written in Perl with any of our shared hosting because we have a rich library more than 3000 modules on our custom-made cloud website hosting platform in order to ensure that all the dependencies for a custom or a pre-made script are there any time you need them. You'll be able to execute a .pl file in two ways - either manually through your website, or automatically via a cron job that will run a particular file regularly. If the plan which you've purchased does not come with cron jobs included, you're able to include as many as you want from the Upgrades menu inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You also have to ensure that the script file features the proper executable permissions. When you use our shared plans, you're able to build a site with as many functions and features as you'd like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will be able to use any Perl-based app, including CGI scripts, with any of the semi-dedicated servers that we offer as Perl is supported on all of our servers. You'll be able to make any .pl file executable by setting the proper UNIX permissions for it from the Hepsia Control Panel or through any FTP client and in accordance with the actual script, it may be run manually as a result of some action the client performs on the website, or automatically by a cron job which you can set up in your account. If you choose to use a script that you have found online and it needs specific modules to be present on the server, you'll be able to take full advantage of our vast library which features over 3000 modules. In this way, you can be sure that any kind of Perl app that you generate or find online will work properly on our end.