Perl is an effective programming language that's widely used for setting up CGI scripts along with many different web-based apps. One of its key advantages is that it works with modules - ready-made batches of program code that are designed to perform numerous tasks and to enhance the functionality of a certain script without slowing it with unnecessary lines of code. This means that, in the event that five tasks have to be executed, you're able to use five lines of code to call each one of the modules instead of adding hundreds of lines used to set up the actual modules in your script. Perl is very useful and it may be used for a number of purposes, that's why many corporations have implemented it in their web products or on their high-traffic sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It is commonly used in addition to other languages like PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Website Hosting

You're able to use CGI scripts and apps created in Perl with all our Linux cloud website hosting as we have a rich library of over 3000 modules installed on our tailor-made cloud website hosting platform to ensure that all of the dependencies for a tailor-made or a ready-made script will be there when you need them. You're able to execute a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually through your site, or automatically through a cron job that will run a specific file regularly. In the event that the plan that you've picked doesn't come with cron jobs included, you can easily include as many as you would like from the Upgrades menu within your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You also need to ensure that the script file is provided with the right executable permissions. With our shared packages, you will be able to create a site with as many functions and features as you'd like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

All Linux semi-dedicated servers that we offer are capable of running CGI scripts or any other apps developed in Perl and considering the fact that cron jobs are part of all the plans, you'll be able to select if a certain script will be executed manually or automatically on regular basis. Also, you can benefit from a huge library of over 3000 modules that are already set up on our servers and use their functions in order to save time when you write your scripts. If you use a third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that in case it needs a certain module in order to function properly, we'll have it because our library contains both widespread modules and less popular ones. You are able to view the path to the modules that you have to use in our scripts in the Server Information drop-down menu of your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel.