Perl is an excellent programming language which is regularly used for making CGI scripts and different web-based applications. One of its major pros is that it works with modules - ready-made batches of program code that are employed to do various tasks and to increase the effectiveness of a given script without clogging it with unnecessary lines of code. In other words, when five jobs need to be executed, you'll be able to use five lines of code in order to call each one of the modules instead of adding a couple of hundred lines used to create the actual modules within your script. Perl is very handy and it can be used for numerous purposes, so many companies have integrated it in their web products or on their resource-demanding sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It is often used with other programming languages for example PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Web Hosting

Since Perl is set up on our cloud hosting platform, you can run Perl/CGI scripts with any of our web hosting plans without difficulty. You may also do this automatically through a cron job if your package has this feature. If not, you will be able to add cron jobs from the Upgrades section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Over 3000 Perl modules can be accessed on our servers and you'll be able to use them with your scripts. A full list can be found in the Control Panel and when you want to use any module, you only have to add the path to our module library in your script. If third-party scripts that you would like to add to your website require a particular module, for example, you will not have to worry if they will work effectively or not. This way, you'll be able to make a dynamic website and offer plenty of features to your targeted visitors.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you want to include CGI scripts on your websites or any other Perl-based application for that matter, you will not encounter any sort of problems if you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company. Thousands of Perl modules are installed on our machines and you will be able to call any of them by including the path which you can find in your Control Panel into the script that you've chosen. When you download some application from a third-party site, for example, you can rest assured that you will be able to use it regardless of the modules it requires to work. Given that your .pl files have the appropriate UNIX permissions to be executable, you can choose whether a given script will be run manually by a visitor doing something on your site, or automatically by creating a cron job in your account. With the second option, your script can be executed every minute, hour or day depending on your preference.