Perl is an excellent programming language that is widely used for setting up CGI scripts and various kinds of web-based apps. One of its key advantages is that it supports modules - ready-made batches of program code which are employed to execute a variety of tasks and to enhance the functionality of a certain script without clogging it with unneeded lines of code. To put it simply, when five processess need to be executed, you are able to use five lines of code in order to call each of the modules rather than adding a large number of lines used to generate the actual modules within your script. Perl is really practical and it can be used for many different purposes, that's why many corporations have integrated it in their web products or on their resource-demanding websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It is ordinarily used with other programming languages like PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting

You will be able to use CGI scripts and applications written in Perl with all our cloud plans as we have a rich library of over 3000 modules on our tailor-made cloud website hosting platform so as to make sure that all the dependencies for a custom or a ready-made script will be there every time you need them. You can execute a .pl file in two ways - either manually from your website, or automatically through a cron job that will run a particular file regularly. In the event that the package which you have ordered does not come with cron jobs included, you can easily add as many as you want from the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. In addition, you need to make sure that the script file is provided with the right executable permissions. With our shared packages, you can build a website with as many functions and features as you like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can employ every Perl-based application, including CGI scripts, with all of the semi-dedicated hosting plans that we supply as Perl is supported on all of our servers. You're able to make every .pl file executable by setting the proper UNIX permissions for it from the Hepsia Control Panel or through any kind of FTP client and based on the actual script, it can be executed manually as a result of some action your client performs on your site, or automatically by a cron job that you can set up inside your account. If you want to use a script that you've found online and it requires certain modules to to be available on the server, you'll be able to benefit from our vast library that features over 3000 modules. Thus, you can rest assured that any type of Perl application that you write or find on the web will work properly on our end.