Perl is a popular programming language, which is used to set up various web applications and CGI scripts. The majority of programmers believe that it is one of the most practical programming languages in existence since it supports the usage of modules - compact parts of code with pre-defined subroutines that are used to perform a specific task. The modules will save you time and effort and they will contribute to the quick loading speed of your websites since you'll be able to include only one line of program code to call a given module instead of using all of the program code for the process in your script. Perl is a multi-functional language generally used for scripts, but it has been employed to create a wide range of popular pieces of web software too, such as cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It's also employed on high-traffic websites which includes IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many more.

Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting

You're able to use CGI scripts and apps created in Perl with any of our shared plans because we have a rich library of over 3000 modules present on our custom-made cloud hosting platform in order to ensure that all of the dependencies for a tailor-made or a ready-made script are there any time you need them. You're able to execute a .pl file in two ways - either manually from your site, or automatically using a cron job which will run a particular file regularly. If the plan which you have selected doesn't come with cron jobs included, you will be able to include as many as you need through the Upgrades menu inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. You also have to make sure that the script file features the right executable permissions. Using our shared packages, you can build a site with as many functions and features as you would like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you want to include CGI scripts on your sites or another Perl-based application for that matter, you will not encounter any kind of problems in the event that you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company. Thousands of Perl modules are installed on our machines and you'll be able to 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 application from a third-party site, for example, you can be sure that you will be able to work with it no matter what modules it needs to work. As long as your .pl files have the appropriate UNIX permissions to make them executable, you will be able to select whether a given script will be executed manually by a visitor doing something on your website, or automatically by setting up a cron job inside your account. Using the aforementioned option, your script can be run every day, hour or minute according to your preference.