Perl is an efficient programming language which is widely used for making CGI scripts along with a number of web-based applications. Among its key pros is the fact that it works with modules - ready-made batches of code which are employed to perform a variety of tasks and to increase the efficiency of a certain script without clogging it with unnecessary lines of code. To put it simply, when five processess should be executed, you can employ five lines of program code in order to call each one of the modules instead of adding hundreds of lines used to create the actual modules in your script. Perl is very handy and it may be used for many different purposes, so a number of corporations have integrated it in their web products or on their resource-demanding websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It is commonly used along with other languages for instance PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Website Hosting

Since Perl is installed on our cloud hosting platform, you will be able to execute Perl/CGI scripts with any of our website hosting plans without any difficulties. You may also do this automatically by using a cron job when your plan has this option. If not, you are able to add cron jobs from the Upgrades area of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. More than 3000 Perl modules are accessible on our servers and you'll be able to use all of them with your scripts. The full list is available inside the Control Panel and if you want to use any module, you simply have to add the path to our module library in your script. If third-party scripts which you need to add to your website require a specific module, for instance, you won't have to worry if they will operate efficiently or not. In this way, you're able to create a dynamic site and offer hundreds of different functions to your website visitors.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

You are able to work with every Perl-based application, including CGI scripts, with any of the semi-dedicated plans that we supply as Perl is supported on all of our servers. You'll be able to make any kind of .pl file executable by setting the right UNIX permissions for it via the Hepsia Control Panel or through any FTP client and depending on the actual script, it can be run manually as a result of some action your client performs on the site, or automatically via a cron job that you can set up inside your account. In case you choose to employ a script which you've found online and it requires specific modules to to be available on your server, you can take full advantage of our vast library that features more than 3000 modules. This way, you can be sure that any kind of Perl app that you generate or find on the Internet will perform properly on our end.