Perl is an excellent programming language that's frequently used for setting up CGI scripts along with a number of web-based apps. One of its main pros is that it supports modules - ready-made batches of program code that are employed to perform multiple tasks and to extend the effectiveness of a given script without slowing it with unneeded lines of code. To put it simply, in the event that five jobs should be executed, you'll be able to use five lines of code to call each of the modules rather than including a large number of lines used to set up the actual modules within your script. Perl is very useful and it may be used for various purposes, that's why a wide range of corporations have included it in their web products or on their resource-demanding sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It is often used along with other programming languages for example PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Website Hosting

Since Perl is set up on our cloud web hosting platform, you will be able to run Perl/CGI scripts with all of our cloud website hosting packages without any difficulties. You can even do this automatically by using a cron job when your package has this feature. If not, you are able to include cron jobs via the Upgrades section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. More than 3000 Perl modules can be accessed on our servers and you can use all of them with your scripts. A complete list is available in the Control Panel and if you want to use any module, you only have to add the path to our module library in your script. When third-party scripts which you want to add to your website demand a specific module, for example, you won't need to worry if they will work effectively or not. In this way, you are able to build a dynamic website and provide hundreds of different 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 all of the semi-dedicated plans that we offer as Perl is supported on all of our servers. You can make each .pl file executable by setting the proper UNIX permissions for it from your Hepsia Control Panel or through any FTP client and depending on the actual script, it may be executed manually as a result of some action your client performs on the website, or automatically via a cron job that you can create inside your account. If you decide to use a script which you've found online and it needs specific modules to to exist on the server, you can take full advantage of our rich library that includes more than 3000 modules. Thus, you can be sure that any Perl application that you create or find on the web will function flawlessly on our end.