Perl is an efficient programming language which is frequently used for creating CGI scripts and also a variety of web-based apps. Among its key advantages is the fact that it works with modules - ready-made batches of code which are designed to do a variety of tasks and to extend the functionality of a certain script without clogging it with unnecessary lines of code. This means that, when five processess should be executed, you are able to employ five lines of program code in order to call each of the modules instead of including a large number of lines used to set up the actual modules inside your script. Perl is very convenient and it can be used for a number of purposes, that's why a wide range of corporations have integrated it in their web products or on their high-traffic sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It's commonly used with other programming languages for instance PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting

In case you obtain a shared hosting through our company, you are able to run Perl/CGI scripts without any problems as we have a lot of modules present on the cloud platform where all the shared accounts are generated. With every single package, you'll have access to over 3000 modules that you can employ in your scripts and you'll find a full list within your Hepsia hosting Control Panel as well as the path which you have to use in order to be able to access them. When you use any kind of script that you've downloaded from some third-party site, you can be sure that it'll run perfectly regardless of what modules it requires for that. Any kind of .pl script can be executed manually or you can create a cron job to do this automatically at a pre-set time interval. If your web hosting package does not feature cron jobs, you will be able to add this attribute with just a few clicks inside the Upgrades section of the Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you would like to include CGI scripts on your websites or any other Perl-based app for that matter, you will not have any kind of problems in the event that you use a semi-dedicated server account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are installed on our servers and you will be able to call each of them by adding the path which you can find in your Control Panel into the script that you've selected. If you download some application from a third-party site, for instance, you can be sure that you'll be able to use it regardless of the modules it requires to work. Given that your .pl files include the right UNIX permissions to make them executable, you are able to select whether a particular script will be run manually by a visitor doing something on your site, or automatically by setting up a cron job in your account. Using the aforementioned option, your script can be executed every day, hour or minute according to your preference.