Perl is an excellent programming language that's commonly used for creating CGI scripts and also a variety of web-based apps. Among its key pros is the fact that it works with modules - ready-made batches of code which are employed to perform a variety of tasks and to enhance the efficiency of a certain script without clogging it with unneeded lines of program code. In other words, when five tasks need to be performed, you are able to employ five lines of code to call each of the modules rather than including hundreds of lines used to create the actual modules inside your script. Perl is very useful and it may be used for a variety of purposes, so many companies have included it in their web products or on their high-traffic sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It is ordinarily used in addition to other programming languages like PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting

You'll be able to use CGI scripts and apps created in Perl with all our Linux cloud hosting because we have a rich library of over 3000 modules installed on our custom cloud website hosting platform to ensure that all of the dependencies for a tailor-made or a pre-made script will be there any time you need them. You're able to run a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually via your site, or automatically by using a cron job that will run a particular file on regular intervals. In case the package that you have ordered doesn't come with cron jobs included, you are able to add as many as you need through the Upgrades menu inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Also, you have to make sure that the script file has the right executable permissions. With our shared plans, you're able to create a website with as many functions and features as you'd like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

Perl is supported on all of our servers, so in case you obtain a semi-dedicated server account through us, you'll be able to use any kind of tailor-made or ready-made CGI script or any other Perl-based web application without any difficulties. To save you time and effort, we have also added several thousand modules which you can employ. You can see the path to the library in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and add any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, need certain modules, so as to work properly. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be achieved in two ways - manually, when a website visitor does a certain action on your site, or automatically, when you create a cron job from your account. In the second case, you're able to select the interval according to what the script will do and how often you would like it to run - once every day, hour, minute, etcetera.