Perl is a popular computer language, which is employed to build various web applications and CGI scripts. The majority of programmers believe that it is one of the most effective programming languages in existence because it supports the use of modules - small pieces of code with pre-defined subroutines which are designed to perform a particular task. The modules can save you a lot of time and they can contribute to the fast speed of your websites because you'll be able to include just a single line of program code to call a particular module rather than using all of the program code for the task in your script. Perl is a multi-functional programming language most often used for scripts, but it's been used to create a number of popular pieces of web software as well, for instance cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also employed on high-traffic sites which includes IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting

You are able to use CGI scripts and apps written in Perl with all of our Linux cloud hosting packages as we have a rich library more than 3000 modules present on our tailor-made cloud website hosting platform so as to make sure that all dependencies for a custom or a pre-made script are there any time you need them. You will be able to run a .pl file in two ways - either manually through your website, or automatically using a cron job that will run a certain file regularly. In case the plan which you have selected does not come with cron jobs included, you'll be able to add as many as you want from the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You also need to ensure that the script file has the needed executable permissions. When you use our shared plans, you will be able to create a website with as many functions and features as you like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you want to include CGI scripts on your websites or some other Perl-based app for that matter, you will not encounter any problems in case you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company. Thousands of Perl modules are installed on our servers and you can call them by adding the path which you can find in your Control Panel into the script that you use. Any time you download some app from a third-party site, for instance, you can rest assured that you'll be able to use it whatever the modules it requires to work. As long as your .pl files include the appropriate UNIX permissions to ensure they are executable, you're able to decide whether a certain script will be run manually by a visitor doing something on your site, or automatically by setting up a cron job in your account. With the aforementioned option, your script can be run every day, hour or minute according to your preference.