Perl is an effective programming language which is regularly used for making CGI scripts along with many different web-based applications. Among its key advantages is the fact that it works with modules - ready-made batches of program code that are designed to do a variety of tasks and to enhance the functionality of a certain script without clogging it with unneeded lines of code. In other words, if five jobs need to be executed, you'll be able to employ five lines of code to call each one of the modules instead of adding hundreds of lines used to generate the actual modules in your script. Perl is really handy and it may be used for various purposes, that's why a number of corporations have implemented it in their web products or on their resource-demanding sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It is often used along with other languages for instance PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting

As Perl is set up on our cloud website hosting platform, you're able to run Perl/CGI scripts with all of our shared hosting packages without any difficulties. You can even do this automatically via a cron job when your plan has this feature. If not, you'll be able to add cron jobs via the Upgrades area of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. More than 3000 Perl modules are present on our servers and you can use them with your scripts. The complete list can be found inside the Control Panel and when you need to use any module, you just have to include the path to our module library in your script. When third-party scripts which you need to include in your website demand a particular module, for example, you won't need to worry whether they will work effectively or not. In this way, you'll be able to make a dynamic site and provide numerous different characteristics to your targeted visitors.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You will be able to use any Perl-based app, including CGI scripts, with all the Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we supply as Perl is supported on all our servers. You'll be able to make each .pl file executable by setting the correct UNIX permissions for it through the Hepsia Control Panel or through any kind of FTP client and based on the actual script, it may be run manually as a result of some action the client performs on the site, or automatically via a cron job that you can set up in your account. Provided you choose to use a script which you have found online and it requires certain modules to be present on the server, you will be able to take advantage of our vast library which features over 3000 modules. In this way, you can rest assured that any type of Perl application that you create or find online will perform properly on our end.