Perl is an excellent programming language which is regularly used for setting up CGI scripts and also many different web-based applications. One of its major advantages is the fact that it works with modules - ready-made batches of program code that are used to execute various tasks and to enhance the performance of a given script without slowing it with unnecessary lines of code. This means that, if five jobs should be executed, you can employ five lines of code to call each 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 can be used for multiple purposes, that's why a wide range of corporations have integrated it in their web products or on their resource-demanding sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It's generally used in addition to other programming languages like PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Hosting

As Perl is installed on our cloud web hosting platform, you'll be able to run Perl/CGI scripts with any of our hosting packages without any difficulties. You can even do this automatically by using a cron job when your package has this option. If not, you're able to add cron jobs via the Upgrades section of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. More than 3000 Perl modules can be accessed on our servers and you will be able to use all of them with your scripts. The entire list is available inside the Control Panel and if you wish to use any module, you simply have to include the path to our module library inside your script. When third-party scripts which you would like to include in your site require a certain module, for example, you don't need to worry whether they will function properly or not. This way, you are able to build a dynamic website and provide plenty of features to your site visitors.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you wish to include CGI scripts on your sites or another Perl-based application for that matter, you will not encounter any sort of problems in the event that you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company. Thousands of Perl modules are set up on our servers and you can call any of them by including the path that you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you use. Any time you download some app from a third-party website, for instance, you can be sure that you'll be able to work with it whatever the modules it needs to work. Provided that your .pl files include the proper UNIX permissions to be executable, you will be able to choose whether a particular script will be run manually by a guest doing something on your website, or automatically by setting up a cron job inside your account. With the aforementioned option, your script can be run every day, hour or minute according to your preference.