Perl is an excellent programming language which is commonly used for making CGI scripts along with many different web-based applications. One of its main advantages is the fact that it works with modules - ready-made batches of program code which are used to execute various tasks and to extend the effectiveness of a certain script without slowing it with unnecessary lines of program code. To put it simply, when five jobs need to be executed, you can use five lines of code in order to call each of the modules instead of adding a couple of hundred lines used to generate the actual modules inside your script. Perl is very practical and it may be used for a variety of purposes, that's why a wide range of corporations have integrated it in their web products or on their high-traffic sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It's often used with other programming languages for example PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Website Hosting

In case you buy a Linux cloud website hosting from us, you can run Perl/CGI scripts without any problems because we have a large number of modules installed on the cloud platform where all the shared accounts are generated. With each and every plan, you will be provided with access to over 3000 modules that you're able to employ in your scripts and you'll find the whole list inside your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel along with the path which you should use so as to be able to access them. Should you use any kind of script that you have downloaded from a third-party site, you can rest assured that it will function flawlessly whatever the modules it requires for that. Any kind of .pl script can be executed manually or you will be able to create a cron job to do this automatically at a given time interval. In case your hosting plan doesn't feature cron jobs, you'll be able to include this feature with just a few clicks in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

You're able to work with every Perl-based application, including CGI scripts, with any of the semi-dedicated servers that we offer as Perl is supported on our servers. You'll be able to make each .pl file executable by setting the appropriate UNIX permissions for it via the Hepsia Control Panel or through any kind of 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 site, or automatically via a cron job that you can set up in your account. In case you choose to employ a script that you've found online and it requires certain modules to be present on the server, you're able to reap the benefits of our rich library that features over 3000 modules. This way, you can be sure that every Perl application that you generate or find online will work perfectly on our end.