Perl is a powerful programming language that is regularly used for creating CGI scripts along with various kinds of web-based applications. Among its major advantages is the fact that it supports modules - ready-made batches of code which are designed to do various tasks and to extend the functionality of a certain script without clogging it with unneeded lines of program code. In other words, if five tasks should be executed, you're able to use five lines of program code in order to call each one of the modules rather than adding a couple of hundred lines used to set up the actual modules in your script. Perl is very practical and it may be used for many different purposes, that's why a number of companies have integrated it in their web products or on their high-traffic websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It's commonly used with other languages for example PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Website Hosting

As Perl is installed on our cloud web hosting platform, you are able to run Perl/CGI scripts with all of our website hosting packages without difficulty. You can also do this automatically by using a cron job if your package comes with this feature. If not, you're able to include cron jobs via the Upgrades area of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. Over 3000 Perl modules are accessible on our servers and you will be able to use all of them with your scripts. A complete list can be found in the Control Panel and if you'd like to use any module, you just have to add the path to our module library in your script. When third-party scripts that you would like to include in your website require a particular module, for instance, you don't need to worry whether they will operate effectively or not. In this way, you will be able to make a dynamic website and provide numerous different attributes to your targeted visitors.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can work with every Perl-based application, including CGI scripts, with all the Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages that we provide as Perl is supported on all of our servers. You'll be able to make every .pl file executable by setting the proper UNIX permissions for it from your Hepsia Control Panel or through any FTP client and in accordance with the actual script, it can 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 inside your account. In case you want to employ a script which you've found online and it requires specific modules to to be available on your server, you can take advantage of our rich library which features more than 3000 modules. In this way, you can rest assured that any Perl application that you create or find online will perform properly on our end.