Perl is a powerful programming language that's widely used for generating CGI scripts and a variety of web-based applications. Among its key advantages is the fact that it supports modules - ready-made batches of code that are used to execute a variety of tasks and to extend the efficiency of a certain script without slowing it with unneeded lines of program code. To put it simply, when five processess have to be executed, you can employ five lines of code to call each of the modules instead of including hundreds of lines used to create the actual modules within your script. Perl is really practical and it may be used for numerous purposes, that's why many companies have integrated it in their web products or on their resource-demanding sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It is generally used in addition to other programming languages for example PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Shared Website Hosting

If you acquire a shared website hosting from us, you are able to run Perl/CGI scripts without a problem since we have a lot of modules present on the cloud hosting platform where all the shared accounts are set up. With each and every package, you will have access to more than 3000 modules that you will be able to use in your scripts and you can find the complete list within your Hepsia hosting Control Panel along with the path which you have to use in order 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'll run flawlessly regardless of what modules it needs for that. Any .pl script can be executed manually or you will be able to create a cron job to do this automatically at a certain time interval. In case your web hosting package doesn't come with cron jobs, you're able to include this attribute with just a couple of clicks inside the Upgrades area of the Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

You are able to use every Perl-based app, including CGI scripts, with all the semi-dedicated hosting plans that we offer as Perl is supported on all of our servers. You can make every .pl file executable by setting the correct UNIX permissions for it from your Hepsia Control Panel or through any FTP client and based on the actual script, it may be run manually as a result of some action the client performs on your site, or automatically through a cron job that you can set up inside your account. If you decide to use a script which you've found online and it requires particular modules to to exist on the server, you'll be able to take full advantage of our rich library which features more than 3000 modules. This way, you can rest assured that any Perl app that you write or find online will work perfectly on our end.