Perl is a widely used programming language, that is used to set up various web apps and CGI scripts. Lots of programmers consider it to be among the most efficient programming languages in existence since it supports the usage of modules - compact bits of program code with pre-defined subroutines which are used to perform a certain task. The modules will save you a lot of time and they can contribute to the quick speed of your websites as you are able to integrate only 1 line of code to call a specific module instead of using all of the program code for the task in your script. Perl is a universal programming language primarily used for scripts, but it's been employed to generate a variety of popular pieces of web software as well, for instance cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It's also used on high-traffic sites including IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Web Hosting

You will be able to use CGI scripts and apps created in Perl with all our cloud web hosting services as we have a rich library of over 3000 modules installed on our tailor-made cloud hosting platform so as to ensure that all of the dependencies for a tailor-made or a pre-made script are there every time you need them. You are able to execute a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually from your website, or automatically via a cron job which will run a particular file on regular intervals. In case the package that you've ordered does not come with cron jobs included, you're able to add as many as you want from the Upgrades menu inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You also have to make sure that the script file is provided with the right executable permissions. Using our shared plans, you can create a site with as many functions and features as you like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you wish to include CGI scripts on your websites or another Perl-based app for that matter, you will not encounter any sort of problems in the event that you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company. Thousands of Perl modules are installed on our servers and you are able to call any of them by including the path which you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you've selected. If you download some application from a third-party site, for instance, you can be sure that you will be able to work with it no matter what modules it needs to work. Given that your .pl files have the right UNIX permissions to ensure they are executable, you are able to decide whether a particular script will be executed manually by a visitor doing something on your website, or automatically by creating a cron job inside your account. With the aforementioned option, your script can be executed every day, hour or minute depending on your preference.