Perl is an excellent programming language that's regularly used for creating CGI scripts and also a variety of web-based apps. One of its main pros is that it works with modules - ready-made batches of program code which are employed to perform various tasks and to extend the performance of a given script without clogging it with unneeded lines of program code. This means that, when five jobs have to be executed, you'll be able to employ five lines of code in order to call each one of the modules instead of adding a few hundred lines used to generate the actual modules inside your script. Perl is really convenient and it may be used for many different purposes, that's why many companies have implemented it in their web products or on their resource-demanding websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It is often used with other programming languages for example PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Web Hosting

Provided you get a cloud web hosting from us, you are able to execute Perl/CGI scripts without a problem because we have plenty of modules on the cloud hosting platform where the shared accounts are created. With each plan, you will be provided with access to more than 3000 modules which you can use in your scripts and you'll find a full list within your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel as well as the path which you should use in order to get access to them. When you use any script which you have downloaded from a third-party site, you can rest assured that it will run perfectly whatever the modules it requires 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 specific time interval. If your hosting plan doesn't feature cron jobs, you are able to add this attribute with just a couple of clicks in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

Perl is supported on all of our servers, so if you aquire a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you are able to use any custom-made or ready-made CGI script or another Perl-based web app without any difficulties. To save you time and effort, we've also installed several thousand modules which you're able to employ. You can see the path to the library inside the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and include any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, need particular modules, to operate properly. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be done in two ways - manually, if a website visitor performs a particular action on your site, or automatically, if you set up a cron job through your account. In the second case, you can choose the interval according to what the script will do and how often you'd like it to run - once a minute, hour, day, etcetera.