Perl is a very popular computer language, which is employed to build various web applications and CGI scripts. A number of programmers consider it to be among the most practical languages out there since it supports the usage of modules - compact bits of code with pre-defined subroutines that are used to execute a specific task. The modules can help you save lots of time and they can contribute to the fast speed of your sites as you're able to add just a single line of code to call a certain module instead of using all the program code for the task in your script. Perl is a multi-purpose programming language primarily used for scripts, but it's been used to generate a number of popular pieces of web software too, for instance cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also used on high-traffic sites for instance IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Website Hosting

If you obtain a cloud website hosting from our company, you're able to execute Perl/CGI scripts without a problem because we have a lot of modules present on the cloud platform where all the shared accounts are created. With every single plan, you'll be given access to more than 3000 modules which you will be able to employ in your scripts and you'll find a full list in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel along with the path which you have to use in order to access them. In case you use any kind of script that you've downloaded from a third-party website, you can rest assured that it will work properly whatever the modules it requires 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 given time interval. If your website hosting package doesn't feature cron jobs, you are able to include this option with just a few clicks inside the Upgrades area of your Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you wish to include CGI scripts on your sites or another Perl-based software for that matter, you will not have any kind of problems in case you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company. Thousands of Perl modules are installed on our machines and you will be able to call them by adding the path which you can find in your Control Panel into the script that you've chosen. If you download some app from a third-party site, for instance, you can rest assured that you will be able to work with it no matter what modules it needs to work. Provided that your .pl files have the appropriate UNIX permissions to be executable, you'll be able to choose whether a particular script will be run manually by a guest doing something on your website, or automatically by creating a cron job in your account. When you use the second option, your script can be executed every day, hour or minute according to your preference.