Perl is an effective programming language that is widely used for creating CGI scripts and various kinds of web-based applications. Among its key pros is the fact that it supports modules - ready-made batches of code which are used to execute various tasks and to enhance the functionality of a given script without slowing it with unnecessary lines of code. This means that, if five jobs need to be executed, you are able to employ five lines of code in order to call each one of the modules instead of including a couple of hundred lines used to set up the actual modules inside your script. Perl is very convenient and it may be used for numerous purposes, so many corporations have integrated it in their web products or on their high-traffic websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It is commonly used in addition to other programming languages like PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Hosting

Provided you buy a hosting plan through us, you'll be able to run Perl/CGI scripts without any problems because we have a lot of modules installed on the cloud hosting platform where all of the shared accounts are set up. With every single plan, you'll be given access to more than 3000 modules that you are able to employ in your scripts and you can find the full list inside your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel together with the path that you should use so as to get access to them. In case you use any script which you've downloaded from some third-party website, you can rest assured that it will work perfectly regardless of what modules it requires 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 given time interval. If your hosting plan does not feature cron jobs, you will be able to add this option with a couple of clicks in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you wish to include CGI scripts on your websites or any other Perl-based app for that matter, you won't experience any sort of problems in the event that you use a semi-dedicated server account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are installed on our servers and you can call them by including the path which you can find in your Control Panel into the script that you've chosen. Any time you download some application from a third-party site, for instance, you can be sure that you will be able to use it whatever the modules it requires to function. Provided that your .pl files include the proper UNIX permissions to be executable, you're able to choose whether a given script will be run manually by a guest doing something on your site, or automatically by creating a cron job inside your account. When you use the aforementioned option, your script can be run every day, hour or minute in accordance with your preference.