Perl is a powerful programming language which is widely used for making CGI scripts as well as a number of web-based applications. Among its key pros is the fact that it works with modules - ready-made batches of program code which are employed to perform a variety of tasks and to enhance the effectiveness of a given script without slowing it with unneeded lines of program code. To put it simply, if five tasks have to be executed, you can employ five lines of program code to call each one of the modules instead of adding a couple of hundred lines used to create the actual modules inside your script. Perl is very useful and it may be used for numerous purposes, so a number of corporations have integrated it in their web products or on their resource-demanding sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It's often used along with other programming languages for instance PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Website Hosting

Provided you obtain a website hosting service through our company, you can run Perl/CGI scripts without any problems because we have a lot of modules present on the cloud hosting platform where the shared accounts are set up. With every single plan, you will be given access to more than 3000 modules which you can employ in your scripts and you'll find the full list within your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel as well as the path which you need to use so as to get access to them. Should you use any kind of script which you have downloaded from a third-party website, you can be sure that it will function properly whatever the modules it needs for that. Every .pl script can be executed manually or you'll be able to set up a cron job to do this automatically at a pre-set time interval. In case your website hosting plan does not include cron jobs, you'll be able to include this attribute with a couple of clicks inside the Upgrades section of the Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you want to include CGI scripts on your sites or any other Perl-based software for that matter, you will not experience any kind of problems in the event that you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company. Thousands of Perl modules are installed on our servers and you will be able to call each of them by adding the path that you can find in your Control Panel into the script that you use. Any time you download some application from a third-party website, for example, you can rest assured that you will be able to use it regardless of the modules it needs to function. As long as your .pl files have the proper UNIX permissions to be executable, you can choose whether a particular script will be executed manually by a visitor doing something on your site, or automatically by creating 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.