Perl is a widely used language, that is used to build various web applications and CGI scripts. Lots of programmers consider it to be among the most effective programming languages nowadays as it supports the usage of modules - compact bits of code with pre-defined subroutines that are designed to perform a particular task. The modules can help you save a lot of time and they can contribute to the quick speed of your sites because you're able to include just a single line of program code to call a certain module rather than using all the code for the task in your script. Perl is a multi-purpose language most often used for scripts, but it has been employed to generate a number of popular pieces of web software as well, for example cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also employed on high-traffic sites like IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many more.

Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting

You will be able to use CGI scripts and apps written in Perl with all our Linux shared hosting as we have a rich library more than 3000 modules on our tailor-made cloud website hosting platform so as to ensure that all of the dependencies for a custom or a ready-made script will be there when you need them. You're able to execute a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually through your site, or automatically via a cron job which will run a particular file on regular intervals. If the plan that you have obtained does not come with cron jobs included, you will be able to add as many as you need through the Upgrades menu within your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In addition, you have to make sure that the script file features the right executable permissions. When you use our shared plans, you can create a site with as many functions and features as you like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you would like to include CGI scripts on your sites or some other Perl-based app for that matter, you will not experience any kind of problems in the event that you use a semi-dedicated server account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are installed on our machines and you will be able to call each of them by including 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 rest assured that you'll be able to use it regardless of the modules it requires to work. Provided that your .pl files have the right UNIX permissions to make them executable, you can decide whether a particular 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 latter option, your script can be run every day, hour or minute according to your preference.