Perl is an excellent programming language that is frequently used for creating CGI scripts along with a number of web-based applications. Among its key advantages is that it works with modules - ready-made batches of code which are used to do numerous tasks and to increase the efficiency of a given script without slowing it with unneeded lines of code. In other words, when five tasks need to be executed, you are able to use five lines of code to call each of the modules rather than including a couple of hundred lines used to generate the actual modules in your script. Perl is really useful and it may be used for numerous purposes, so a lot of companies have implemented it in their web products or on their high-traffic sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It is commonly used in addition to other programming languages for example PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Shared Web Hosting

In case you get a Linux shared web hosting through us, you can execute Perl/CGI scripts without a problem since we have plenty of modules on the cloud platform where all of the shared accounts are set up. With each and every plan, you'll be provided with access to over 3000 modules that you are able to employ in your scripts and you'll find the complete list inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel as well as the path that you should use to access them. When you use any kind of script which you have downloaded from a third-party site, you can be sure that it'll function correctly no matter what modules it needs for that. Any kind of .pl script can be executed manually or you can set up a cron job to do this automatically at a pre-set time interval. If your hosting plan doesn't feature cron jobs, you are able to include this option with a couple of clicks inside the Upgrades area of the Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You're able to employ any kind of Perl-based app, including CGI scripts, with all of the Linux semi-dedicated services that we provide as Perl is supported on our servers. You will be able to make every .pl file executable by setting the correct UNIX permissions for it via the Hepsia Control Panel or through any kind of FTP client and depending on the actual script, it can be run manually as a result of some action the client performs on the website, or automatically by a cron job which you can set up in your account. In case you choose to use a script that you have found online and it requires certain modules to to exist on your server, you're able to take full advantage of our vast library that includes over 3000 modules. This way, you can rest assured that any Perl app that you create or find on the worldwide web will perform properly on our end.