Perl is an efficient programming language that's widely used for making CGI scripts and various web-based apps. One of its key advantages is the fact that it works with modules - ready-made batches of code which are employed to perform numerous tasks and to extend the performance of a certain script without clogging it with unnecessary lines of program code. To put it simply, in the event that five jobs have to be performed, you'll be able to use five lines of code in order to call each one of the modules rather than including a few hundred lines used to set up the actual modules within your script. Perl is really convenient and it can be used for numerous purposes, that's why many companies have integrated it in their web products or on their resource-demanding websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It's commonly used with other programming languages for instance PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Web Hosting

If you get a Linux web hosting package from our company, you're able to run Perl/CGI scripts without a problem since we have a lot of modules present on the cloud platform where all the shared accounts are generated. With each and every plan, you will be provided with access to more than 3000 modules which you're able to employ in your scripts and you can find the complete list in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel as well as the path which you need to use to access them. Should you use any script that you have downloaded from a third-party site, you can be sure that it'll function properly no matter what modules it requires for that. Any kind of .pl script can be executed manually or you'll be able to create a cron job to do this automatically at a specific time interval. If your hosting plan does not come with cron jobs, you're able to add this feature with just a couple of clicks inside the Upgrades section of the Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you would like to include CGI scripts on your sites or some other Perl-based application for that matter, you won't experience any problems if you use a semi-dedicated server account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are installed on our servers and you will be able to call any of them by including the path which you can find in your Control Panel into the script that you use. When you download some application from a third-party site, for instance, you can rest assured that you will be able to use it regardless of the modules it needs to work. As long as your .pl files have the right UNIX permissions to ensure they are executable, you're able to decide whether a certain script will be run manually by a guest doing something on your site, or automatically by creating a cron job inside your account. When you use the aforementioned option, your script can be run every day, hour or minute in accordance with your preference.