Perl is an excellent programming language that's frequently used for generating CGI scripts and also various web-based apps. One of its major pros is the fact that it works with modules - ready-made batches of code which are employed to do multiple tasks and to enhance the efficiency of a given script without clogging it with unneeded lines of code. In other words, when five processess should be performed, you can use five lines of program code to call each one of the modules rather than including a few hundred lines used to create the actual modules in your script. Perl is very handy and it may be used for many different purposes, that's why a wide range of corporations have included it in their web products or on their resource-demanding sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It's ordinarily used in addition to other programming languages for example PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Website Hosting

You can use CGI scripts and apps created in Perl with any of our cloud website hosting as we have a rich library of over 3000 modules present on our custom-made cloud website hosting platform in order to ensure that all the dependencies for a tailor-made or a pre-made script will be there when you need them. You are able to execute a .pl file in two ways - either manually through your website, or automatically through a cron job which will run a particular file on regular intervals. In case the plan that you've acquired does not come with cron jobs included, you will be able to add as many as you need from the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. You also have to ensure that the script file has the needed executable permissions. With our shared plans, you are able to create a site with as many functions and features as you would like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Perl is supported on all of our servers, so in case you aquire a semi-dedicated server account through our company, you can use any custom-made or ready-made CGI script or other Perl-based web app without any difficulties. To save your time and efforts, we have also set up several thousand modules that you can employ. You will be able to see the path to the library inside the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and include any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, will need certain modules, so as to work effectively. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be done in two separate ways - manually, if a website visitor does a specific action on your website, or automatically, if you set up a cron job through your account. In the second case, you'll be able to select the interval according to what your script will do and how often you'd like it to run - once a minute, hour, day, etcetera.