Perl is an efficient programming language which is commonly used for creating CGI scripts and many different web-based applications. Among its main advantages is that it works with modules - ready-made batches of program code which are employed to perform various tasks and to enhance the effectiveness of a given script without clogging it with unneeded lines of program code. To put it simply, if five processess have to be performed, you can use five lines of program code in order to call each one of the modules instead of adding a large number of lines used to set up the actual modules inside your script. Perl is very practical and it may be used for numerous purposes, that's why a number of corporations have included it in their web products or on their high-traffic websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It's often used along with other languages such as PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Shared Web Hosting

In case you buy a shared web hosting through our company, you'll be able to run Perl/CGI scripts without any problems because we have numerous modules on the cloud platform where all of the shared accounts are created. With each package, you'll be provided with access to more than 3000 modules that you'll be able to use in your scripts and you can find the entire list in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel along with the path that you need to use in order to get access to them. In case you use any script that you have downloaded from some third-party website, you can rest assured that it'll run properly regardless of what modules it needs for that. Every .pl script can be executed manually or you'll be able to create a cron job to do this automatically at a certain time interval. In case your website hosting package doesn't include cron jobs, you can add this feature with a couple of clicks in the Upgrades area of your Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you wish to include CGI scripts on your websites or some other Perl-based software for that matter, you won't encounter any sort of problems if you use a semi-dedicated server account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are set up on our servers and you're able to call any of them by adding the path which you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you've selected. If you download some app from a third-party site, for example, you can rest assured that you'll be able to use it regardless of the modules it needs to function. Given that your .pl files have the appropriate UNIX permissions to ensure they are executable, you are able to select whether a certain script will be executed manually by a guest doing something on your website, or automatically by setting up a cron job in your account. When you use the aforementioned option, your script can be run every day, hour or minute in accordance with your preference.