Perl is an effective programming language that's commonly used for setting up CGI scripts and also various kinds of web-based applications. One of its major pros is that it works with modules - ready-made batches of code which are used to do multiple tasks and to increase the efficiency of a given script without clogging it with unnecessary lines of program code. To put it simply, if five jobs should be performed, you're able to employ five lines of program code in order to call each of the modules rather than including a couple of hundred lines used to set up the actual modules within your script. Perl is very convenient and it can be used for a variety of purposes, so many corporations have included it in their web products or on their high-traffic websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It is often used along with other programming languages for example PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting

If you get a shared hosting from our company, you will be able to execute Perl/CGI scripts without a problem because we have a large number of modules present on the cloud platform where all the shared accounts are created. With each plan, you'll be provided with access to more than 3000 modules that you will be able to use in your scripts and you can find a full list in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel along with the path which you should use to be able to access them. When you use any script which you have downloaded from a third-party site, you can be sure that it'll function flawlessly whatever the modules it requires for that. Every .pl script can be executed manually or you will be able to set up a cron job to do this automatically at a specific time interval. In case your hosting package doesn't feature cron jobs, you'll be able to add this attribute with just a few clicks within the Upgrades section of the Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you would like to include CGI scripts on your websites or another Perl-based app for that matter, you won't have any problems in the event that you use a semi-dedicated server account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are set up on our machines and you'll 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 selected. When you download some app from a third-party site, for instance, you can be sure that you will be able to use it whatever the modules it needs to function. As long as your .pl files include the appropriate UNIX permissions to be executable, you're able to select whether a specific script will be run manually by a visitor doing something on your website, or automatically by creating a cron job inside your account. When you use the latter option, your script can be run every minute, hour or day according to your preference.