Perl is a powerful programming language that is commonly used for setting up CGI scripts and also a variety of web-based applications. One of its main advantages is that it works with modules - ready-made batches of program code which are employed to execute various tasks and to extend the functionality of a certain script without slowing it with unneeded lines of program code. To put it simply, when five tasks have to be performed, you are able to use five lines of code to call each of the modules instead of including hundreds of lines used to generate the actual modules in your script. Perl is really practical and it may be used for numerous purposes, that's why a lot of companies have implemented it in their web products or on their resource-demanding sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It's generally used along with other languages for example PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting

Provided you acquire a Linux cloud hosting from us, you will be able to execute Perl/CGI scripts without a problem since we have plenty of modules on the cloud platform where all of the shared accounts are generated. With each and every plan, you will be given access to more than 3000 modules which you can employ in your scripts and you can find the whole list inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel along with the path which you should use in order to be able to access them. In case you use any script which you have downloaded from a third-party site, you can rest assured that it'll work perfectly regardless of what modules it needs for that. Any .pl script can be executed manually or you'll be able to set up a cron job to do this automatically at a pre-set time interval. If your hosting package doesn't feature cron jobs, you'll be able to include this option with just a couple of clicks within the Upgrades section of your Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

Perl is supported on all our servers, so if you obtain a semi-dedicated server account through us, you're able to use any kind of custom-made or ready-made CGI script or other Perl-based web app without any difficulties. To save you time and effort, we have also installed several thousand modules that you'll be able to employ. You will be able to see the path to the library in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and include any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, need to have particular modules, in order to function effectively. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, is possible in two ways - manually, in case a website visitor does a particular action on your site, or automatically, when you create a cron job from your account. In the second case, you'll be able to choose the interval depending on what the script will do and how often you'd like it to run - once a day, hour, minute, etcetera.