Perl is an effective programming language which is widely used for creating CGI scripts along with a number of web-based apps. One of its main advantages is that it works with modules - ready-made batches of code that are designed to do numerous tasks and to increase the effectiveness of a certain script without clogging it with unneeded lines of code. This means that, if five processess have to be performed, you can use five lines of code in order to call each one of the modules rather than adding a large number of lines used to create the actual modules in your script. Perl is really convenient and it can 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 resource-demanding sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It's ordinarily used with other programming languages for instance PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Web Hosting

As Perl is set up on our cloud hosting platform, you'll be able to execute Perl/CGI scripts with any of our cloud web hosting packages without difficulty. You may even do this automatically by using a cron job when your plan comes with this attribute. If not, you will be able to add cron jobs via the Upgrades section of your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. More than 3000 Perl modules are present on our servers and you will be able to use any of them with your scripts. A full list can be found in the Control Panel and if you need to use any module, you only have to include the path to our module library inside your script. In case third-party scripts which you would like to include in your website demand a particular module, for example, you won't need to worry whether they will function effectively or not. This way, you are able to create a dynamic site and supply numerous different functions to your site visitors.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you would like to include CGI scripts on your sites or another Perl-based app for that matter, you won't experience any sort of problems if you use a semi-dedicated server account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are set up on our servers and you'll be able to call each of them by adding the path that you can find in your Control Panel into the script that you've selected. When you download some app from a third-party website, for example, you can rest assured that you will be able to use it regardless of the modules it needs to work. Given that your .pl files have the right UNIX permissions to be executable, you'll be able to select whether a particular script will be run manually by a visitor doing something on your website, or automatically by creating a cron job inside your account. With the aforementioned option, your script can be run every day, hour or minute depending on your preference.