Perl is an excellent programming language which is regularly used for creating CGI scripts and many different web-based apps. Among its major advantages is the fact that it supports modules - ready-made batches of program code that are employed to do numerous tasks and to increase the functionality of a certain script without clogging it with unnecessary lines of program code. This means that, in the event that five processess need to be performed, you can use five lines of program code in order to call each one of the modules instead of including a few hundred lines used to create the actual modules inside your script. Perl is really useful and it can be used for many different purposes, that's why a number of corporations have included it in their web products or on their resource-demanding websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It is commonly used along with other programming languages for instance PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting

Provided you obtain a cloud plan from our company, you will be able to execute Perl/CGI scripts without a problem because we have a large number of modules present on the cloud hosting platform where all of the shared accounts are set up. With each plan, you'll have access to over 3000 modules that you are able to employ in your scripts and you'll find the whole list in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel as well as the path which you should use so as to get access to them. In case you use any kind of script that you've downloaded from a third-party site, you can be sure that it will work perfectly regardless of what modules it needs for that. Any kind of .pl script can be executed manually or you'll be able to create a cron job to do this automatically at a pre-set time interval. If your website hosting plan doesn't come with cron jobs, you'll be able to include this option with just a couple of clicks within the Upgrades section of the Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

Perl is supported on all our servers, so if you buy a semi-dedicated server account through our company, you'll be able to use any tailor-made or ready-made CGI script or another Perl-based web application without difficulty. To save you time and efforts, we've also added several thousand modules that you can employ. You can see the path to the library in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and include any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, need to have particular modules, in order to operate properly. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be done in two separate ways - manually, when a website visitor performs a specific action on your site, or automatically, if you set up a cron job through your account. In the second case, you're able to select the interval depending on what the script will do and how often you want it to run - once every day, hour, minute, etcetera.