Perl is a well-known programming language, that is employed to create various web applications and CGI scripts. Many programmers believe that it is one of the most effective languages available as it supports the usage of modules - tiny parts of program code with pre-defined subroutines which are used to execute a specific task. The modules can help you save a lot of time and they can contribute to the fast loading speed of your websites as you are able to add just a single line of program code to call a particular module rather than using all of the code for the process in your script. Perl is a versatile language primarily used for scripts, but it has been used to generate a variety of popular pieces of web software too, like cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It's also used on high-traffic sites like IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.

Perl Scripting in Hosting

You're able to use CGI scripts and applications created in Perl with any of our hosting service as we have a rich library of over 3000 modules installed on our custom cloud hosting platform to ensure that all the dependencies for a custom-made or a pre-made script will be there when you need them. You can run a .pl file in two ways - either manually through your website, or automatically through a cron job which will run a certain file on regular intervals. If the plan which you've ordered doesn't come with cron jobs included, you can easily add as many as you need from the Upgrades menu within your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. You also need to make sure that the script file is provided with the right executable permissions. With our shared plans, you can create a site with as many functions and features as you would like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you want to include CGI scripts on your sites or another Perl-based application for that matter, you won't encounter any kind of problems in the event that you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company. Thousands of Perl modules are installed on our machines and you're able to call each of them by including the path that you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you use. Any time you download some app from a third-party website, for instance, you can rest assured that you will be able to work with it no matter what modules it requires to work. Provided that your .pl files have the right UNIX permissions to ensure they are executable, you're able to choose whether a given script will be executed manually by a guest doing something on your website, or automatically by setting up a cron job inside your account. When you use the second option, your script can be run every minute, hour or day depending on your preference.