Perl is a well-known language, that is employed to create various web apps and CGI scripts. A number of programmers believe that it is among the most efficient languages out there because it supports the use of modules - compact pieces of code with pre-defined subroutines which are employed to perform a certain task. The modules can help you save a lot of time and they can contribute to the quick speed of your sites since you are able to include just a single line of code to call a specific module instead of using all of the program code for the task within your script. Perl is a versatile programming language generally used for scripts, but it has been employed to generate a lot of popular pieces of web software too, for example cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It's also used on high-traffic websites including IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Website Hosting

You will be able to use CGI scripts and applications written in Perl with any of our Linux cloud website hosting service as we have a rich library of over 3000 modules present on our tailor-made cloud hosting platform so as to ensure that all dependencies for a custom or a pre-made script are there every time you need them. You are able to run a .pl file in two ways - either manually via your website, or automatically through a cron job which will run a certain file regularly. If the plan that you have ordered does not come with cron jobs included, you'll be able to add as many as you want from the Upgrades menu within your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. Also, you need to ensure that the script file features the proper executable permissions. When you use our shared packages, you are able to build a site with as many functions and features as you would like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you would like to include CGI scripts on your sites or any other Perl-based application for that matter, you won't encounter any problems if you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company. Thousands of Perl modules are set up on our machines and you'll be able to call each of them by including the path that you can find in your Control Panel into the script that you've chosen. When you download some app from a third-party website, for example, you can rest assured that you'll be able to use it no matter what modules it needs to work. Provided that your .pl files have the appropriate UNIX permissions to be executable, you will be able to select whether a particular script will be run manually by a guest doing something on your site, or automatically by setting up a cron job inside your account. When you use the latter option, your script can be executed every day, hour or minute in accordance with your preference.