Perl is a very popular programming language, that is employed to set up various web apps and CGI scripts. A number of programmers believe that it is one of the most effective languages these days since it supports the use of modules - small bits of program code with pre-defined subroutines which are used to perform a certain task. The modules will save you a lot of time and they can contribute to the fast speed of your sites as you're able to integrate just one line of program code to call a particular module instead of using all of the program code for the process within your script. Perl is a versatile programming language primarily used for scripts, but it has been employed to create a lot of popular pieces of web software too, for example cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It's also used on high-traffic sites for example IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many more.

Perl Scripting in Hosting

You can use CGI scripts and applications created in Perl with all our hosting as we have a rich library of over 3000 modules installed on our tailor-made cloud website hosting platform to ensure that all dependencies for a tailor-made or a pre-made script will be there when you need them. You can run a .pl file in two ways - either manually from your site, or automatically through a cron job that will run a particular file on regular intervals. If the package which you've picked doesn't come with cron jobs included, you can easily add as many as you would like from the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. Also, you have to make sure that the script file has the needed executable permissions. Using our shared packages, you're able to build a website 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 won't encounter any kind of problems in the event that you use a semi-dedicated server account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are set up on our servers and you're able to call them by including the path that you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you've selected. Every time you download some app from a third-party website, for example, you can be sure that you will be able to work with it regardless of the modules it needs to work. As long as your .pl files include the proper UNIX permissions to ensure they are executable, you'll be able to decide whether a given script will be run manually by a visitor doing something on your site, or automatically by creating a cron job inside your account. Using the latter option, your script can be run every day, hour or minute according to your preference.