Perl is a powerful programming language that's widely used for generating CGI scripts and a variety of web-based apps. Among its main advantages is that it works with modules - ready-made batches of code that are designed to do a variety of tasks and to enhance the performance of a given script without slowing it with unnecessary lines of program code. To put it simply, if five processess need to be executed, you can use five lines of program code to call each one of the modules instead of adding a few hundred lines used to generate the actual modules in your script. Perl is really handy and it can be used for many different purposes, so many corporations have included it in their web products or on their resource-demanding websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It's commonly used with other programming languages such as PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Shared Website Hosting

You can use CGI scripts and apps written in Perl with all our Linux shared website hosting because we have a rich library of over 3000 modules installed on our custom-made cloud hosting platform so as to ensure that all dependencies for a custom or a ready-made script are there whenever you need them. You're able to run a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually from your site, or automatically by using a cron job that will run a particular file on regular intervals. If the plan which you have obtained does not come with cron jobs included, you are able to add as many as you need from the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. You also have to make sure that the script file has the needed executable permissions. Using our shared packages, you can build a site with as many functions and features as you would like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You are able to use every Perl-based app, including CGI scripts, with all of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we provide as Perl is supported on all our servers. You'll be able to make each .pl file executable by setting the correct UNIX permissions for it in the Hepsia Control Panel or through any kind of FTP client and depending on the actual script, it may be executed manually as a result of some action your client performs on the site, or automatically through a cron job which you can set up inside your account. If you choose to use a script that you've found online and it requires specific modules to to be available on the server, you will be able to reap the benefits of our vast library which includes more than 3000 modules. This way, you can rest assured that any Perl application that you create or find on the web will perform perfectly on our end.