Perl is a powerful programming language which is commonly used for making CGI scripts as well as many different web-based applications. Among its key pros is the fact that it supports modules - ready-made batches of code that are designed to do numerous tasks and to increase the effectiveness of a certain script without slowing it with unneeded lines of code. To put it simply, in the event that five processess should be executed, you're able to employ five lines of code in order to call each of the modules rather than adding a few hundred lines used to set up the actual modules in your script. Perl is really convenient and it may be used for various purposes, that's why a lot of companies have included it in their web products or on their resource-demanding sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It's ordinarily used along with other programming languages for instance PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Web Hosting

You will be able to use CGI scripts and applications created in Perl with all of our cloud web hosting plans because we have a rich library of over 3000 modules installed on our custom-made cloud hosting platform to ensure that all the dependencies for a custom or a ready-made script will be there whenever you need them. You're able to run a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually via your website, or automatically by using a cron job which will run a specific file on regular intervals. In the event that the plan that you've acquired does not come with cron jobs included, you are able to include as many as you want through the Upgrades menu inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. You also need to ensure that the script file has the proper executable permissions. When you use our shared packages, you will be able to build a site with as many functions and features as you like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you would like to include CGI scripts on your websites or any other Perl-based software for that matter, you will not experience any kind of problems if you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company. Thousands of Perl modules are set up on our machines and you'll be able to call any of them by including the path which you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you've chosen. If you download some app from a third-party website, for example, you can be sure that you will be able to use it whatever the modules it requires to work. As long as your .pl files include the right UNIX permissions to ensure they are executable, you'll be able to decide whether a specific script will be run manually by a guest doing something on your site, or automatically by creating a cron job inside your account. Using the aforementioned option, your script can be executed every minute, hour or day depending on your preference.