Perl is an efficient programming language that's frequently used for setting up CGI scripts and various web-based apps. Among its key advantages is that it works with modules - ready-made batches of code which are employed to execute numerous tasks and to enhance the efficiency of a certain script without clogging it with unnecessary lines of code. To put it simply, in the event that five jobs have to be performed, you're able to employ five lines of program code to call each of the modules instead of adding a large number of lines used to set up the actual modules within your script. Perl is very practical and it may be used for many different purposes, that's why a number of corporations have implemented it in their web products or on their high-traffic websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It is generally used in addition to other programming languages such as PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Hosting

Provided you obtain a Linux hosting through us, you are able to run Perl/CGI scripts without a problem since we have numerous modules installed on the cloud platform where all of the shared accounts are generated. With each and every plan, you will be provided with access to more than 3000 modules that you're able to use in your scripts and you'll find the entire list inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel together with the path that you need to use to gain access to them. In case you use any kind of script which you've downloaded from some third-party site, you can rest assured that it will run perfectly no matter what modules it requires for that. Every .pl script can be executed manually or you can create a cron job to do this automatically at a pre-set time interval. If your hosting plan doesn't come with cron jobs, you can include this feature with just a couple of clicks in the Upgrades area of your Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

You'll be able to employ every Perl-based app, including CGI scripts, with all of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting service that we provide as Perl is supported on all our servers. You will be able to make every .pl file executable by setting the proper UNIX permissions for it via the Hepsia Control Panel or through any kind of FTP client and in accordance with the actual script, it may be run manually as a result of some action the client performs on your site, or automatically via a cron job that you can create in your account. Provided you want to use a script that you have found online and it requires particular modules to be present on your server, you will be able to take advantage of our vast library which features over 3000 modules. Thus, you can be sure that any Perl app that you generate or find on the web will function flawlessly on our end.