Perl is a very popular language, that is used to create various web applications and CGI scripts. The majority of programmers believe that it is one of the most practical programming languages nowadays as it supports the usage of modules - compact bits of program code with pre-defined subroutines that are used to perform a certain task. The modules can save you lots of time and they can contribute to the fast speed of your websites since you are able to include just a single line of program code to call a particular module instead of using all of the program code for the task in your script. Perl is a universal programming language generally used for scripts, but it's been used to generate a wide range of popular pieces of web software as well, like cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It's also used on high-traffic sites like IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many more.

Perl Scripting in Website Hosting

If you get a Linux website hosting from us, you can execute Perl/CGI scripts without any problems as we have plenty of modules installed on the cloud platform where the shared accounts are generated. With each package, you'll have access to over 3000 modules which you can use in your scripts and you can find the complete list within your Hepsia hosting Control Panel together with the path that you should use so as to gain access to them. When you use any script which you've downloaded from some third-party site, you can rest assured that it will function correctly no matter what modules it requires for that. Any .pl script can be executed manually or you will be able to set up a cron job to do this automatically at a pre-set time interval. If your website hosting package does not feature cron jobs, you will be able to add this attribute with a few clicks in the Upgrades area of the Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you would like to include CGI scripts on your websites or another Perl-based app for that matter, you won't have any problems if you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company. Thousands of Perl modules are set up on our servers and you are able to call any of them by adding the path which you can find in your Control Panel into the script that you've chosen. Any time you download some app from a third-party website, for instance, you can be sure that you'll be able to work with it no matter what modules it needs to function. Given that your .pl files include the proper UNIX permissions to be executable, you're able to decide whether a specific script will be executed manually by a visitor doing something on your site, or automatically by setting up a cron job inside your account. Using the second option, your script can be executed every minute, hour or day according to your preference.