Perl is an effective programming language that's commonly used for making CGI scripts and various web-based apps. One of its key pros is the fact that it works with modules - ready-made batches of program code which are employed to perform numerous tasks and to enhance the functionality of a given script without clogging it with unnecessary lines of code. This means that, when five processess need to be performed, you can use five lines of program code in order to call each of the modules rather than including a few hundred lines used to set up the actual modules in your script. Perl is very practical and it can be used for a variety of purposes, that's why many corporations have integrated it in their web products or on their high-traffic websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It is commonly used with other programming languages like PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting

In case you acquire a Linux shared hosting package from us, you will be able to execute Perl/CGI scripts without any problems as we have a large number of modules installed on the cloud hosting platform where all of the shared accounts are set up. With every single plan, you will be given access to over 3000 modules which you're able to employ in your scripts and you can find the entire list in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel together with the path that you should use in order to access them. Should you use any script which you have downloaded from a third-party website, you can be sure that it will run correctly regardless of what modules it needs 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 given time interval. If your web hosting package does not include cron jobs, you can include this option with a couple of clicks in the Upgrades area of the Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you wish to include CGI scripts on your sites or some other Perl-based app for that matter, you won't encounter any problems in case you use a semi-dedicated server account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are set up on our machines and you can call each of them by adding the path that you can find in your Control Panel into the script that you've selected. When you download some app from a third-party website, for example, you can be sure that you will be able to work with it regardless of the modules it requires to work. Provided that your .pl files include the proper UNIX permissions to make them executable, you're able to select whether a certain script will be executed manually by a visitor doing something on your website, or automatically by setting up a cron job inside your account. When you use the second option, your script can be run every day, hour or minute according to your preference.