Perl is a powerful programming language that's regularly used for generating CGI scripts and also a number of web-based applications. Among its main pros is the fact that it works with modules - ready-made batches of program code which are used to perform numerous tasks and to extend the functionality of a given script without clogging it with unneeded lines of code. This means that, when five jobs should be performed, you are able to employ five lines of code in order to call each of the modules rather than including a couple of hundred lines used to set up the actual modules inside your script. Perl is very handy and it may be used for numerous purposes, so many companies have included it in their web products or on their high-traffic websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It is generally used along with other languages such as PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Hosting

Since Perl is installed on our cloud website hosting platform, you're able to execute Perl/CGI scripts with any of our hosting packages without any difficulties. You can also do this automatically by using a cron job if your plan has this feature. If not, you're able to include cron jobs via the Upgrades area of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Over 3000 Perl modules can be accessed on our servers and you will be able to use them with your scripts. A complete list can be found in the Control Panel and when you want to use any module, you only have to include the path to our module library within your script. When third-party scripts that you want to include in your site demand a particular module, for instance, you won't have to worry whether they will run effectively or not. In this way, you're able to create a dynamic site and provide numerous different functions to your visitors.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You're able to work with any Perl-based application, including CGI scripts, with any of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages that we provide as Perl is supported on our servers. You are able to make any kind of .pl file executable by setting the appropriate UNIX permissions for it via the Hepsia Control Panel or through any kind of FTP client and based on the actual script, it can be executed manually as a result of some action your client performs on your website, or automatically through a cron job that you can set up in your account. Provided you decide to use a script which you have found online and it needs certain modules to to exist on your server, you're able to reap the benefits of our rich library that features more than 3000 modules. In this way, you can be sure that any type of Perl app that you generate or find online will work flawlessly on our end.