Perl is an efficient programming language that's frequently used for creating CGI scripts and also various web-based applications. One of its major advantages is that it works with modules - ready-made batches of program code that are designed to execute multiple tasks and to enhance the functionality of a certain script without clogging it with unnecessary lines of code. This means that, if five processess need to be executed, you're able to use five lines of code to call each of the modules instead of adding a few hundred lines used to set up the actual modules inside your script. Perl is very practical and it can be used for numerous 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 commonly used along with other languages like PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Web Hosting

Provided you acquire a web hosting service through our company, you can run Perl/CGI scripts without a problem since we have plenty of modules installed on the cloud platform where all the shared accounts are generated. With each plan, you will be provided with access to over 3000 modules which you will be able to employ in your scripts and you will find the full list in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel together with the path which you should use in order to access them. When you use any kind of script which you've downloaded from some third-party website, you can rest assured that it'll function perfectly regardless of what modules it requires for that. Any kind of .pl script can be executed manually or you can set up a cron job to do this automatically at a specific time interval. If your web hosting plan doesn't come with cron jobs, you'll be able to add this option with just a few clicks within the Upgrades area of the Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you want to include CGI scripts on your sites or some other Perl-based app for that matter, you will not have any problems if you use a semi-dedicated server account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are installed on our servers and you will be able to call any of them by adding the path which you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you've chosen. Any time you download some app from a third-party website, for example, you can rest assured that you will be able to work with it no matter what modules it needs to work. Provided that your .pl files have the right UNIX permissions to make them executable, you will be able to decide whether a specific script will be executed manually by a guest doing something on your site, or automatically by creating a cron job inside your account. With the latter option, your script can be run every minute, hour or day depending on your preference.