Perl is an efficient programming language that's frequently used for generating CGI scripts as well as various web-based apps. Among its main pros is that it works with modules - ready-made batches of code that are employed to do numerous tasks and to increase the effectiveness of a given script without slowing it with unnecessary lines of program code. This means that, when five tasks need to be performed, you'll be able to use five lines of program code to call each of the modules instead of including a large number of lines used to generate the actual modules within your script. Perl is really convenient and it can be used for many different purposes, so a lot of corporations have included it in their web products or on their high-traffic websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It's often used along with other languages such as PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Web Hosting

In case you acquire a Linux web hosting package from us, you're able to execute Perl/CGI scripts without a problem as we have a large number of modules on the cloud platform where the shared accounts are generated. With each and every package, you will have access to more than 3000 modules which you can employ in your scripts and you will find a full list inside your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel along with the path that you should use to gain access to them. When you use any kind of script which you've downloaded from some third-party website, you can rest assured that it'll function perfectly whatever the modules it requires for that. Any .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 doesn't feature cron jobs, you will be able to include this feature with just a few clicks inside the Upgrades section of the Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You'll be able to take advantage of any kind of Perl-based app, including CGI scripts, with all of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we supply as Perl is supported on all of our servers. You are able to make any .pl file executable by setting the appropriate UNIX permissions for it from the Hepsia Control Panel or through any kind of FTP client and in accordance with the actual script, it may be executed manually as a result of some action the client performs on your website, or automatically through a cron job that you can set up in your account. In case you choose to employ a script which you've found online and it needs certain modules to to be available on your server, you are able to take advantage of our rich library which features more than 3000 modules. In this way, you can be sure that any kind of Perl app that you make or find online will function perfectly on our end.