Perl is an excellent programming language that's regularly used for making CGI scripts and different web-based applications. One of its major advantages is that it works with modules - ready-made batches of code that are employed to execute a variety of tasks and to extend the effectiveness of a certain script without slowing it with unnecessary lines of program code. To put it simply, in the event that five jobs should be performed, you're able to use five lines of program code to call each of the modules instead of adding a couple of hundred lines used to create the actual modules within your script. Perl is very handy and it may be used for various purposes, so a lot of corporations have included it in their web products or on their high-traffic sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It's often used with other languages such as PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Shared Web Hosting

Since Perl is installed on our cloud web hosting platform, you'll be able to run Perl/CGI scripts with all of our shared web hosting plans without difficulty. You may also do this automatically through a cron job if your plan includes this feature. If not, you are able to include cron jobs via the Upgrades section of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. More than 3000 Perl modules can be found on our servers and you can use all of them with your scripts. The full list is available inside the Control Panel and when you'd like to use any module, you simply have to add the path to our module library in your script. In case third-party scripts which you want to include in your site ask for a certain module, for instance, you will not need to worry if they will function properly or not. In this way, you will be able to create a dynamic Internet site and supply plenty of features to your visitors.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

You'll be able to employ any kind of Perl-based app, including CGI scripts, with any of the semi-dedicated servers that we provide as Perl is supported on our servers. You're able to make each .pl file executable by setting the proper UNIX permissions for it via the Hepsia Control Panel or through any kind of FTP client and in accordance with the actual script, it can be executed manually as a result of some action the client performs on your site, or automatically via a cron job that you can create in your account. Provided you choose to use a script that you've found online and it needs specific modules to to exist on your server, you'll be able to benefit from our rich library that includes more than 3000 modules. In this way, you can rest assured that any Perl app that you generate or find on the worldwide web will work flawlessly on our end.