Perl is an effective programming language that's regularly used for making CGI scripts as well as many different web-based applications. One of its main advantages is that it supports modules - ready-made batches of program code that are used to do multiple tasks and to enhance the functionality of a certain script without slowing it with unnecessary lines of code. To put it simply, in the event that five jobs have to be executed, you can employ five lines of code to call each one of the modules instead of including a large number of lines used to set up the actual modules in your script. Perl is very convenient and it can be used for a number of purposes, that's why many corporations have implemented it in their web products or on their high-traffic sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It is ordinarily used with other programming languages for instance PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Website Hosting

If you buy a cloud website hosting service from us, you can execute Perl/CGI scripts without a problem as we have a large number of modules on the cloud platform where all of the shared accounts are set up. With each package, you'll be given access to more than 3000 modules which you're able to use in your scripts and you can find the entire list in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel together with the path that you have to use so as to gain access to them. In case you use any script that you've downloaded from some third-party site, you can be sure that it'll function correctly whatever the modules it requires for that. Any kind of .pl script can be executed manually or you'll be able to set up a cron job to do this automatically at a given time interval. If your web hosting package does not include cron jobs, you will be able to include this attribute with just a few clicks inside the Upgrades section of the Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can take advantage of any Perl-based application, including CGI scripts, with all the Linux semi-dedicated hosting services that we provide as Perl is supported on all of our servers. You're able to make each .pl file executable by setting the appropriate UNIX permissions for it via the Hepsia Control Panel or through any FTP client and in accordance with the actual script, it may be executed manually as a result of some action your client performs on your site, or automatically via a cron job that you can create in your account. Provided you choose to use a script that you have found online and it requires specific modules to to exist on your server, you are able to take full advantage of our vast library which features more than 3000 modules. In this way, you can be sure that any type of Perl application that you create or find on the worldwide web will work properly on our end.