Perl is an efficient programming language which is widely used for creating CGI scripts as well as different web-based applications. Among its major pros is that it works with modules - ready-made batches of program code that are employed to perform various tasks and to increase the functionality of a certain script without clogging it with unneeded lines of code. In other words, in the event that five jobs have to be executed, you are able to employ five lines of program code to call each of the modules rather than adding a couple of hundred lines used to create the actual modules within your script. Perl is very practical and it can be used for multiple purposes, so many corporations have integrated it in their web products or on their high-traffic websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It is generally used in addition to other languages for instance PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting

You will be able to use CGI scripts and apps created in Perl with all our Linux cloud hosting packages as we have a rich library of over 3000 modules present on our custom-made cloud website hosting platform in order to make sure that all the dependencies for a custom or a pre-made script will be there any time you need them. You're able to run a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually from your site, or automatically by using a cron job which will run a specific file regularly. In the event that the plan that you've bought doesn't come with cron jobs included, you are able to include as many as you need from the Upgrades menu inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Also, you need to make sure that the script file has the right executable permissions. With our shared packages, you're able to create a website with as many functions and features as you like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Perl is supported on all of our servers, so in case you obtain a semi-dedicated server account from us, you'll be able to use any custom-made or ready-made CGI script or another Perl-based web app without difficulty. To save you time and effort, we've also set up several thousand modules that you can use. You will be able to see the path to the library inside your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and add any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, will need particular modules, so as to function properly. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be done in two ways - manually, if a visitor does a certain action on your website, or automatically, if you set up a cron job through your account. In the second case, you can choose the interval according to what the script will do and how often you'd like it to run - once a minute, hour, day, etc.