Perl is an effective programming language that's commonly used for setting up CGI scripts and a number of web-based applications. Among its main pros is the fact that it works with modules - ready-made batches of program code that are employed to execute multiple tasks and to enhance the performance of a given script without slowing it with unneeded lines of program code. In other words, in the event that five tasks have to be executed, you are able to employ five lines of program code to call each of the modules instead of adding hundreds of lines used to set up the actual modules inside your script. Perl is really handy and it can be used for many different purposes, so a number of companies have included it in their web products or on their high-traffic sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It's often used with other languages such as PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting

You can use CGI scripts and applications created in Perl with all our shared hosting as we have a rich library of over 3000 modules present on our custom cloud website hosting platform in order to make sure that all dependencies for a custom-made or a ready-made script will be there any time you need them. You're able to run a .pl file in two ways - either manually via your site, or automatically by using a cron job that will run a certain file regularly. In case the plan that you have obtained does not come with cron jobs included, you can easily include as many as you want through the Upgrades menu inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In addition, you need to make sure that the script file features the proper executable permissions. With our shared plans, you can build a website with as many functions and features as you like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

You're able to use any Perl-based application, including CGI scripts, with all the semi-dedicated servers that we provide as Perl is supported on all our servers. You can make each .pl file executable by setting the appropriate UNIX permissions for it in the Hepsia Control Panel or through any FTP client and based on the actual script, it may be executed manually as a result of some action your client performs on the website, or automatically through a cron job that you can create in your account. If you want to employ a script that 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 that includes more than 3000 modules. In this way, you can rest assured that any kind of Perl application that you generate or find on the Internet will perform properly on our end.