Perl is an effective programming language which is frequently used for creating CGI scripts as well as different web-based apps. Among its major advantages is the fact that it supports modules - ready-made batches of code that are designed to perform various tasks and to enhance the efficiency of a certain script without clogging it with unnecessary lines of program code. This means that, when five jobs need to be performed, you are able to use five lines of code to call each of the modules instead of including a few hundred lines used to set up the actual modules in your script. Perl is very convenient and it can be used for various purposes, so a wide range of companies have included it in their web products or on their high-traffic sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It is ordinarily used along with other programming languages like PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting

If you acquire a Linux cloud hosting through us, you are able to execute Perl/CGI scripts without any problems as we have a lot of modules on the cloud hosting platform where all the shared accounts are set up. With each plan, you'll be provided with access to more than 3000 modules that you'll be able to use in your scripts and you can find the whole list inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel together with the path which you have to use so as to gain access to them. In case you use any kind of script that you have downloaded from a third-party site, you can be sure that it'll run properly regardless of what modules it requires for that. Every .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 hosting plan does not come with cron jobs, you can add this attribute with a couple of clicks inside the Upgrades section of your Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

You'll be able to take advantage of any Perl-based application, including CGI scripts, with all of the semi-dedicated servers that we offer as Perl is supported on our servers. You'll be able to make every .pl file executable by setting the proper UNIX permissions for it via the Hepsia Control Panel or through any FTP client and depending on the actual script, it may be run manually as a result of some action your client performs on your website, or automatically by a cron job that you can create in your account. In case you choose to use a script which you've found online and it requires particular modules to be present on your server, you're able to take advantage of our vast library that features more than 3000 modules. Thus, you can be sure that any kind of Perl application that you write or find on the web will work perfectly on our end.