Perl is an efficient programming language that's frequently used for creating CGI scripts and also various kinds of web-based applications. One of its main advantages is that it works with modules - ready-made batches of code which are designed to perform a variety of tasks and to extend the functionality of a certain script without slowing it with unneeded lines of code. In other words, if five processess have to be executed, you're able to employ five lines of code to call each one of the modules instead of adding a large number of lines used to set up the actual modules inside your script. Perl is very practical and it can be used for various purposes, so a number of companies have integrated it in their web products or on their high-traffic websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It is ordinarily used in addition to other programming languages for instance PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Shared Website Hosting

In case you purchase a shared website hosting through our company, you'll be able to execute Perl/CGI scripts without a problem since we have a lot of modules present on the cloud platform where all the shared accounts are generated. With every single package, you'll be provided with access to over 3000 modules which you're able to use in your scripts and you will find a full list in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel along with the path which you need to use so as to access them. In case you use any kind of script which you've downloaded from some third-party website, you can be sure that it will work perfectly regardless of what modules it requires for that. Any .pl script can be executed manually or you will be able to set up a cron job to do this automatically at a specific time interval. In case your web hosting package does not feature cron jobs, you are able to add this feature with just a couple of clicks within the Upgrades section of the Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can employ any kind of Perl-based application, including CGI scripts, with all of the semi-dedicated servers that we provide as Perl is supported on our servers. You are able to make any .pl file executable by setting the right UNIX permissions for it from the Hepsia Control Panel or through any kind of FTP client and depending on the actual script, it may be run manually as a result of some action your client performs on your website, or automatically through a cron job that you can create in your account. In case you want to use a script that you've found online and it requires certain modules to to be available on your server, you'll be able to take full advantage of our rich library that includes more than 3000 modules. This way, you can rest assured that any type of Perl app that you generate or find online will function perfectly on our end.