Perl is a very popular language, that is used to create various web applications and CGI scripts. Lots of programmers believe that it is among the most effective languages nowadays because it supports the usage of modules - compact bits of code with pre-defined subroutines that are employed to perform a certain task. The modules will save you time and effort and they can contribute to the fast loading speed of your sites since you are able to add just one line of code to call a particular module instead of using all of the code for the task within your script. Perl is a multi-functional programming language primarily used for scripts, but it has been used to create a variety of popular pieces of web software as well, like cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It's also employed on high-traffic sites including IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting

You are able to use CGI scripts and apps created in Perl with any of our cloud plans as we have a rich library of over 3000 modules installed on our custom cloud hosting platform to make sure that all the dependencies for a tailor-made or a ready-made script are there whenever you need them. You're able to execute a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually from your site, or automatically through a cron job which will run a certain file on regular intervals. In the event that the plan which you've ordered does not come with cron jobs included, you are able to add as many as you want from the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. In addition, you need to make sure that the script file has the needed executable permissions. When you use our shared packages, you are able to create a site with as many functions and features as you'd like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you would like to include CGI scripts on your websites or some other Perl-based software for that matter, you won't experience any sort of problems in case you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company. Thousands of Perl modules are set up on our machines and you can call each of them by including the path that you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you've chosen. When you download some app from a third-party website, for instance, you can be sure that you will be able to work with it regardless of the modules it needs to function. As long as your .pl files include the right UNIX permissions to ensure they are executable, you can choose whether a certain script will be executed manually by a guest doing something on your website, or automatically by setting up a cron job in your account. Using the latter option, your script can be run every minute, hour or day depending on your preference.