Perl is an effective programming language that is regularly used for generating CGI scripts and also a variety of web-based applications. One of its major pros is the fact that it works with modules - ready-made batches of code that are used to perform multiple tasks and to enhance the performance of a given script without clogging it with unneeded lines of code. To put it simply, in the event that five processess need to be performed, you can employ five lines of code to call each one of the modules instead of adding a large number of lines used to generate the actual modules in your script. Perl is really convenient and it may be used for numerous purposes, that's why a lot of companies have included it in their web products or on their high-traffic sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It is generally used in addition to other programming languages like PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Website Hosting

In case you obtain a Linux cloud website hosting from us, you're able to execute Perl/CGI scripts without a problem as we have a large number of modules installed on the cloud hosting platform where all of the shared accounts are set up. With each and every package, you will get access to more than 3000 modules which you'll be able to use in your scripts and you'll find the complete list in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel together with the path that you should use to gain access to them. When you use any script which you've downloaded from some third-party website, you can rest assured that it will run correctly no matter 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 given time interval. If your hosting package does not come with cron jobs, you're able to add this feature with just a few clicks within the Upgrades area of the Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You're able to work with every Perl-based application, including CGI scripts, with any of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we supply as Perl is supported on our servers. You can make each .pl file executable by setting the proper UNIX permissions for it through the Hepsia Control Panel or through any kind of FTP client and depending on the actual script, it can be executed manually as a result of some action your client performs on the website, or automatically by a cron job which you can create in your account. In case you choose to use a script which you have found online and it needs particular modules to to exist on your server, you will be able to reap the benefits of our rich library which includes over 3000 modules. In this way, you can be sure that any Perl app that you create or find on the Internet will function perfectly on our end.